Possible nationwide ban for Uber; Ola, TaxiForSure jittery
9 Dec 2014
- Following the rape of a young executive in an Uber cab, the online cab service was banned in Delhi & faced a nationwide ban.
- Government had also filed a case of cheating under IPC Section 420 against the company.
- Delhi government had banned all the other online radio taxi services including OlaCabs, TaxiForSure etc. except for the six registered ones.
Ban continues for Uber, Ola over license issues
3 Jan 2015
- Delhi Govt. decided to continue its ban on Uber and Ola cabs as the companies do not hold a valid license to ply in the capital.
- The companies were also accused of defying SCs order that only CNG-run taxis could ply in the capital.
- The companies had teamed up with the All India Tourist Permits (AITMP) whose vehicles are mostly diesel based.
Despite the ban, Uber restarts services
23 Jan 2015
- Despite being on the government's blacklist, Uber Cabs re-started their services.
- Government officials had claimed that Uber's taxis will be impounded if they continue to ply in the capital till the ban gets lifted.
- The government had already ordered enforcement teams for impounding their cabs and also other unregistered cabs.
Uber, Ola again warned by Indian Authorities
25 Mar 2015
- Authorities had warned Uber and Ola Cabs not to ply in the capital or their license applications would be cancelled.
- The companies had been ordered by the transport authorities to comply with the ban which was imposed on them in December.
- Uber halted its operations for a month but resumed its services in January while Ola operated all the while.
450 cabs prosecuted in 3 days
6 Jun 2015
- Delhi Police has prosecuted nearly 450 Uber, Ola, TaxiForSure cabs in just 3 days for operating despite being banned by the government.
- Police officials impounded the vehicles and wrote a letter to the transport ministry to cancel their permits.
- The taxis had continued to operate despite the ban and warnings from the government.
Uber, other cab drivers protest against livelihood loss
10 Jun 2015
- Hundreds of Uber & other online cab service drivers protested in Delhi against the government's impounding actions.
- The drivers accused Delhi Police of using the app to hail taxis and then impounding them when they arrived.
- The drivers protested at Jantar Mantar refusing to work for any company till the decision is reversed.
Uber rates its customers too!
It is very common to rate a service that you’ve used and Uber lets you rate its services. But what is special is that Uber lets its drivers rate its customers making you a less-preferred or a more-preferred customer.
While Uber gets relief, Ola's case dismissed
- The Delhi High Court on 8 July, revoked the government ban imposed on online taxi firm Uber, clearing the way for the company to operate in Delhi and reapply for a licence.
- On the other hand, the high court on 29 July, dismissed an appeal by Ola which challenged the Delhi government's ban on app-based taxi services in the national capital.
Union transport ministry issues advisory for taxi operators
5 Oct 2015
- Clearing the ambiguity over laws governing app-based cabs, government said such cabs should be treated like any other taxi service and need to obtain permits from respective states to operate.
- As per the transportation ministry's advisory, ride-hailing companies must not own or lease any vehicle, employ any drivers or represent themselves as a taxi service unless they are registered as a taxi operator.
Government drafts rules to regulate app-based taxi firms
14 Oct 2015
- Center drafted rules to regulate ride-hailing companies including Uber and Ola, laying down rules that could end months of uncertainty on how they operate .
- The guidelines call for extensive background check of drivers to ensure passenger safety. Persons convicted of cognizable crimes cannot be inducted as drivers.
- Uber welcomed the guidelines calling them a "big leap" in recognising regulations for app-based taxi companies.