NEW DELHI: Ahead of the New Year, the Delhi government has declared some new guidelines for taxis handling in the city – which incorporate required establishment of GPS beacons taking into account GPS and conspicuous presentation of police and transport office helpline numbers.
The new principles likewise say licensees ought to either keep up a call focus or work through an approved call focus or a web gateway and they will need to give all points of interest, including full database of their drivers, to the vehicle division.
The adjustments in guidelines came taking after the assault of a young lady official prior this month, professedly by the driver of a taxi enrolled with ride-sharing cellphone application Uber.
As the assault evoked an across the nation offend, Home Minister Rajnath Singh prompted all states to stop the operation of web based taxi administrations. The Delhi government banned all application based taxicab administrations – including Uber – and different urban communities and states stuck to this same pattern, including Hyderabad and Maharashtra.
The boycott not just left a large number of drivers unemployed, it likewise cut off ladies from an administration that was seen as sheltered.
“Uber is not a radio taxi organization, in this way the Transport Department’s changes to the radio taxi plan don’t offer us some assistance with serving our riders and accomplice drivers in Delhi,” a Uber representative told NDTV. “It likewise does not precisely mirror the essential part that the Information Act 2000 plays in managing middle people like Uber.”
The driver with Uber, 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav, had supposedly assaulted the lady on the night of December 5 scarcely 4 km from her home.
The auto was not fitted with a GPS gadget. The main GPS beacon was the cellphone given to Yadav by Uber, which he had exchanged off. It was the main security highlight in the taxi and Uber, which was well known among ladies travelers for its guarantee of wellbeing, drew fire from all quarters.
Amid the examination concerning the case, Uber officials likewise conceded the organization did not lead any personal investigations for its drivers. Yadav ended up being serial guilty party who had a few instances of rape and one under Arms Act against him.