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HC Relief for Uber, May Ply again in Delhi

Published: 09th July 2015 05:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2015 05:03 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Wednesday set aside an order of Delhi Government through which it rejected Uber’s application for licence to ply in the capital and questioned the Delhi Transport Department’s decision to ban certain app-based cab services in the city.

“I don’t know if there should be a complete ban. I have doubts about it. How can you (Delhi government) stall someone like this? You can grant a conditional permission,” Justice Manmohan said.

The court also said since the High Court on June 11 had set aside Delhi government’s June 3 order, by which application for licence of two other app-based taxi services -- Apra Cabs India Pvt Ltd and Serendipity Infolabs Pvt Ltd (Taxi for Sure) -- were rejected, Uber India Technology Pvt Ltd was entitled to a similar relief.

It said since Delhi government has not challenged the June 11 order, it could not discriminate against Uber, when relief had been given to Apra and Serendipity.

The court gave Delhi government the liberty to write to Uber, within 10 days, informing the company about the requirements it has to satisfy.

The Delhi government had cancelled the licence application of Uber for not complying with the provisions of the recently amended Radio Taxi Scheme of 2006.



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