Uber returns to Delhi following government ban

Uber returns to Delhi following government ban

Uber has re-launched services in Delhi after a month-long suspension following rape allegations against a driver.

Taxis were show as available on the company’s app today; despite warnings from government officials the company was still blacklisted.

Uber has applied for a radio taxi licence in the city, potentially clearing the way for its official approval.

This is an apparent u-turn for the company, which last month argued radio taxi regulations were incompatible with a company that connects passengers with drivers.

The temporary ban was imposed in December after an alleged rape.

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Uber has said it did not carry out background checks on drivers in India, and authorities revealed the suspect was on bail for sexual assault.

“We are setting an even higher standard than current industry requirements,” Uber said in a statement.

“Our commitment to make transportation safe in Indian cities has never been more absolute.”