Mixed responses from various political parties have come forth due to Center’s decision to pull the plug on Uber taxi services across the country. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport has stated that this was not a solution to the issue.
Besides Gadkari, other Congress MPs such as Rajeev Shukla and Abhishek Manu Singhvi have also stated that banning taxi services will be of no use and instead stated that a well defined system and policy would be of more benefit.
The ban on Uber and app based taxi services has been termed as ‘hasty’ by Rajiv Shukla, Former Union Minister. He cites that the company should not be taken to task for the fault of an individual and the mistake of the company should be attended to and set in order. The fault of the individual should be acted upon while banning on the app based taxi service will sent wrong messages to the people.
The notification prohibited unrecognized transport providers who operate via web based technologies till such time that they get a license from the transport department. However, cab services such as Easy Cab, Mega Cab, Meru Cab, Yo Cab and Air Cab are licensed with Transport Department for operating radio taxis in NCR, Delhi.
Below are some tweets which shows mixed reactions from Indian citizens.
This ban follows after 27 year old Nidhi Shah, an MNC executive used a Uber mobile app to book a cab on Friday following which she was allegedly raped by the cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav.
If a crime takes place in a Radio taxi at least there are high chances of tracing it & catching the criminal – but in a Black & Yellow ??
— Vivek Nayer (@Vivek_Nayer) December 10, 2014
Don't ban Uber. Work with them to make transport safer. And fix corrupt police and RTO that either harasses or wants bribes for verification
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) December 8, 2014
Should we sue the state govt to return our money which is in e-wallets? Given political ownership of fleet cabs,no surprise! #banonwebtaxis
— Sucheta Dalal (@suchetadalal) December 11, 2014
“@rajivkumarvij: http://t.co/imlDq0fJmZ” US cab company #Uber has long, bad track record, why was it allowed to operate in India?
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) December 7, 2014