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Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy during a programme organised on Police Martyrs' Day in Hyderabad, on Oct.21, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

KCR Govt Bans Uber Taxi in Hyderabad, Entire Telangana

Following the Centre’s advisory, the Telangana Transport Department on Tuesday banned Uber Taxi services to operate in Hyderabad and the entire state and said no permission has been granted to the taxi operator in the state.

Citing a message from the Union Government, an official release said a criminal case has been reported against the permit holder of a vehicle associated with Uber company. “In these circumstances, the public including the taxi, cab owners/drivers are informed not to be associated with Uber Company in any form. No permission has been granted to Uber Company by Transport Department of Telangana government,” the statement said.

“Public are requested not to hire any transport services through Uber company in any form, including web-based mobile applications keeping in view the safety and security,” it said. The rape incident on Friday by a Uber taxi driver has shocked the entire nation and all the MNC-type cab services in cities have come under scrutiny.

While Delhi has promptly banned Uber and other private taxi services, Transport Minister Gadkari has pitched for a regualtory framework to ensure safety for apssengers while his ministry advised all the states to stop the taxi services without registration.

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