New Delhi Bans Uber on License Breach; Follows Rape Accusation
The Indian capital, New Delhi, cracked down on popular ride-sharing service Uber on Monday afternoon, a few days after a 27-year-old female passenger accused one of its drivers of raping her. The driver was subsequently arrested.
However, authorities said the suspension of Uber’s services is not connected to the alleged attack, but rather to a licensing technicality.
“The services of Uber have been blacklisted. We have just issued an order saying Uber’s activities stand banned in Delhi,” Satish Mathur, the special commissioner of the Delhi Transport Department, told the Economic Times.