The government on Monday put out an official list of radio cab services that have the requisite licenses to operate in the national capital.
“Easy Cab, Mega Cab, Meru Cab, Chanson Cab, Yo Cab and Air Cab are licensed with the Transport Department for operating radio taxis in the NCT of Delhi,” a Transport Department notification said.
The notification prohibited unrecognised transport providers operating through web-based technologies from continuing their operations till they get license from the transport department.
“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 to public till they get license/permission from the Transport Department,” it said.
The Delhi government on Monday banned Uber taxi services, after a 27-year-old MNC executive, who used its mobile app to book a cab on Friday, was raped allegedly by the driver.
The recent controversy over taxi-hailing service Uber and the ban imposed on its operations by the Delhi government, once again puts the spotlight on its business model. The key question to be answered in India is whether Uber is a tech company or a radio taxi company. The action taken by the Delhi police and their statements after last week’s incident suggest that it is treating Uber as a radio taxi company, while it has been all along maintaining that it is just an aggregator of taxis.
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