After banning Uber in the capital city, Delhi government has issued a notice announcing a ban on all the app-based cab service providers. The move is expected to cause major inconvenience to commuters.
On Monday, the transport department had issued a notice stating a ban on all the private cab services which operate via app. In the notice the department mentions that only 6 radio cab services are registered and rest are not authorised to continue operations in the city. The six radio taxi services that are registered are Easy Cabs, Mega Cabs, Meru, Chanson, Yo Cabs and Air Cabs.
Apart from Uber, the cab services that are barred from continuing operations in the city include Taxi-for-Sure, Ola, Quick Cabs, Delhi Cab and Wyn & Cosy.
“All other transport/ taxi service providers through web-based technology, who are not recognised, are prohibited from providing such services in the NCT of Delhi till they get the required licence/ permission from the transport department,” said a statement issued by S Roy Biswas, Deputy Commissioner (Transport).
Confirming the blacklisting of Uber, special commissioner (transport) Kuldeep Gangar said, “Uber misled the commuter about the nature of the taxi service offered…the transport department has banned all activities relating to providing any transport service by www.uber.com with immediate effect.” For the others too, the ban began with immediate effect. “Any taxi service providing such services without a licence will be prosecuted,” the department said.