Indian City New Delhi Extends Ban On Uber To Cover Other Taxi Apps

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Authorities in Indian city New Delhi have expanded a ban on Uber to cover all other taxi hailing apps in the city until they acquire relevant licenses, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

Uber was banned in the city yesterday for “misleading consumers”, having initially caught the attention of officials after a driver was arrested on suspicion of raping a female passenger last week.

“All other transport/taxi service providers through web based technology, who are not recognized, are prohibited from providing such services in the NCT of Delhi to public till they get license/permission from the Transport Department,” read a statement from Delhi’s transport department.

Neither Uber nor Ola replied to requests for comment at the timing of writing.

The Journal reports that authorities recognized Easy Cab, Mega Cab, Meru Cab, Chanson Cab, Yo Cab and Air Cab as legally able to service the city.

It remains to be seen whether other…

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