Uber taxis banned in Delhi after driver rapes passenger

Authorities in Delhi have banned Uber taxi-booking service after a driver allegedly raped a female passenger. A transport department official said the company had been 'blacklisted' for misleading customers. The rape victim age 26 used an Uber taxi to drive her home, but she was taken to a secluded area and raped. The driver Shiv Kumar Yadav has been remanded in custody. The ban imposed by the Transport Department means any Uber taxi in Delhi will now attract a fine or be impounded. The company is still however, accepting bookings on its app and it is not clear how the ban will be enforced as Uber taxis do not carry any visible branding. Uber's CEO said the company will work with the Indian government to establish clear background checks currently absent in their commercial transportation licensing programs.