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HC Seeks Centre, Delhi Govt Response on Uber Plea to Ply

Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response from the Centre and Delhi's AAP government on Uber's petition that the authorities be restricted from interfering with its business.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath sent notice to the central and Delhi governments as well as the city traffic police seeking their replies on the petition of Uber, which runs an app-based taxi service in the national capital by using All India Tourist Permit (AITP) cabs running on diesel.

Uber had applied under the modified Radio Taxi Scheme, but the government overruled their application on September 1, 2015, saying they have to register under the new City Taxi Scheme, its petition has said.

In its plea, the company has challenged the new scheme of the Delhi government as well as the September 1 order.

Uber has also opposed various other necessities, like providing a printed bill, displaying name of licensee (Uber or Ola) and showing in the cab the details of the driver, specified under the 2015 scheme.

Under the scheme, licensees like Uber and Ola would be answerable for injury, harm or any other offence committed by the cab driver. It also mandates the companies to charge fares as set by the transport department.