Uber CEO Issued Two Statements After Delhi Rape Incident

Online cab booking American company Uber has issued two statements after one of its drivers allegedly raped a passenger in New Delhi, India, last Friday. One of the statement straight from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said - "What happened over the weekend in New Delhi is horrific. Our entire team’s hearts go out to the victim of this despicable crime. We will do everything, I repeat, everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery."

Uber assures to co-operate wit Delhi government to establish clear background checks currently absent in their commercial transportation licensing programs. A female passenger who rode in an Uber cab in the capital city on Friday night was allegedly raped by her driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, aged 32.

In another statement made on 7th December by Uber official blog, the company said - "The safety is our #1 priority and in India, Uber exclusively partners with registered for-hire drivers who have undergone the commercial licensing process, hold government issued IDs, state-issued permits, and carry full commercial insurance."

However, keeping up with all the finding Uber has all the way playing foul and irresponsibly right from the star. Very firstly, as per protocol in New Delhi, India a company to run its cab services in city must have an office in the city however there is no Uber office in New Delhi neither the accused driver was verified with police records for its character verification which is another mandatory rule anyway.

In another loophole made by Uber is that no logs were recorded by the american company of passender pick and drop locationa nor the GPS tracking device was installed in the cabs. It’s possible that the incident could have been avoided with a more stringent background check on the driver. All in all, the foul play by Uber is numerous in this matter which justify that 'Uber is easy but not safe'.

Uber has always been in controvery eversince it made an entry in India. Earlier in August this year, India's radio taxi providers filed complaint that Uber app is violating the Indian laws. The Indian radio taxi providers which include Mega Cab, Meru Cab and Easy cabs, have alleged that the San Francisco based startup has involved into some Foreign exchange violations.

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