Uber Restarts in New Delhi

January 23, 2015
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Uber Restarts in New Delhi

Uber said it applied for a license under the capital city’s Radio Taxi Scheme on Thursday.

But officials in New Delhi told CNN that Uber has not been authorized yet to resume operations.

Anand Tiwari, an official at the Delhi Transport Department, said no license had been issued as of Friday evening, even though the app appeared to be functioning normally.

“They [Uber] are misleading if they are saying they are operational,” said Anand Tiwari, an official at the Delhi Transport Department.

“If they continue to do like this, we will not process their application [for a radio-taxi permit],” Tiwari added.

Regardless, even applying for the Radio Taxi license is a concession by Uber to city regulators who are pushing the company to behave more like a traditional taxi service.

If granted a license, Uber will be regulated under the same set of rules as taxi companies. Uber has long argued that it is a technology company, not a car service or taxi operator, and should be regulated as such.

 

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Source: money.cnn.com