Uber, the online cab service, was on Monday banned in Delhi for hiring a man who is accused of raping a young female passenger.
A press release from Delhi's transport department said it has "banned all activities relating to providing any transport service by the www.Uber.com with immediate effect." The company was also "blacklisted" from "providing any transport service in the NCT of Delhi in future".
The department alleged Uber had flouted transport rules and "misled" the passenger with its app. "M/s Uber also misled the commuter about the nature of the taxi service offered by the "Uber App," it said
"Keeping in view the above violation and the horrific crime committed by the driver, the transport department has banned all activities relating to providing any transport service by the www.Uber.com with immediate effect. The Transport Department has also blacklisted the company from providing any transport service in the NCT of Delhi in future," the department said.
The department also scrapped the driving licence of Shiv Kumar Yadav, the 32-year-old suspect in the crime who was produced before a Delhi court this morning.