The general manager of Uber taxis in Mumbai was allegedly assaulted on Wednesday by a member of Swabhiman Sanghatana on a day when Maharashtra government decided to ban web-based taxi services in the state.
KK Tiwari, union leader (auto-taxi wing) of Swabhiman Sanghatana, allegedly slapped Sawlani, when the latter was coming out of the office of the transport commissioner in Bandra.
However, no formal police complaint has been lodged in this regard. Swabhiman Sanghatana is led by Congress MLA Nitesh Rane.
Following the Centre's advice on web-based taxi services in the wake of the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman in an Uber cab in Delhi, the Maharashtra government has decided to ban such services in the state.
Mahesh Zhagde, the transport commissioner, on Wednesday had called all a meeting of all the representatives of the radio taxis in Mumbai, to discuss about the issues about the private cabs.
(Inputs from agencies)