New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday demanded a complete ban on the unlicensed aap-based cab services, particularly Ola and Uber in the entire Delhi-NCR after a 23-year-old Belgian national was allegedly molested by an Ola cab driver in south east Delhi’s C R Park area on Saturday.
The AAP also demanded a “coordinated and severe crackdown" on taxi companies in the entire Delhi-NCR so that the message is loud and clear that there will be no compromise on women safety.
The party said the latest incident shows that the taxi aggregator companies are still not doing their due diligence before registering drivers on their Apps.
“The Aam Aadmi Party demands a complete ban on the unlicensed App-based taxi services, particularly Ola and Uber in the entire National Capital Region (NCR), till these taxi providers agree to comply with safety standards and regulations.
“The latest shameful incident on Saturday night, in which a taxi driver, registered with Ola, allegedly sexually assaulted a foreign national, who had booked a taxi from Gurgaon, highlights the danger of these unregulated taxi services. Repeated incidents of sexual assaults on women passengers by drivers registered with Ola and Uber, make it clear that these taxi aggregator companies are still not doing due diligence before registering drivers on their Apps," the party said in a statement.
Asserting that women safety cannot be compromised at any cost, it said that all the state governments in the National Capital Region—Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh must show zero tolerance on this issue.
“Ola and Uber in particular have repeatedly shown scant regard for the rule of law. They are not ready to share the data of drivers and vehicles registered with them nor are they serious in checking the legal documents and antecedents of drivers being registered with them," the statement added.