Published On: Thu, Feb 19th, 2015

New Delhi Gives Uber 7 Days Before Its Meter Runs Out

If Uber doesn't provide the New Delhi government with more details, it could be banned in the city

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Uber has seven days to fine tune its application to resume its service in New Delhi or it will not be able to run its service in the Indian metropolis.

After the disaster involving the rape of a passenger by an Uber driver in New Delhi in December, regular Uber service was banned. Following the incident, Uber applied to operate a  radio taxi booking service through its subsidiary. The government gave Uber a “deficiency memo” asking it to clarify some details, but Uber did not respond to this or a memo sent on February 11, according to Firstpost.com. As a result, Uber has seven days to provide all the information, or it will be banned from operating in New Delhi.

The government had issues with the fact that Uber lacked permission to park radio taxis and it did not provide adequate information to prove it had registered in the Delhi office. Uber’s regular service was banned on December 8th following the assault, but it is uncertain whether the new application will be accepted. Meanwhile, Uber has increased safety measures for its  service, including a button that allows customers to share information about the driver and the vehicle with family and friends, and gives customers access to the driver’s name, photo and vehicle license number.

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