Ban on Uber in London: it’s license expired, renewal rejected by TFL
The London transport regulator has rejected Uber’s application for the renewal of license as they say that the Uber is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license. They said that “Transport for London’s taxi and private hire trades is designed to ensure passengers safety. Private hire operators must meet the rigorous regulations, and demonstrate to Transport for London that they do so, in order to operate. Transport for London must also be satid=sfied that an operator is fit and proper to hold a license.”
The regulator further said that Uber is lacking few basic points which are necessary to continue under the basic private cab hiring company. They said that the approach of Uber in reporting the criminal offenses is lacking. They don’t properly approach to attain the medical certificates.
They current license to operate in London is due by September 30. Its earlier license was to expire in May but the Transport for London extended it to four months.
The General Manager of Uber in London, Tom Elvidge said that 3.5 million Londoners use this app and there are 40,000 licensed drivers who rely on them for their living and help them to meet the two end of meal. Putting a ban on our app will hamper the transportation for more than 3 million people and would leave 40,000 people unemployed. He also said that in the interest of the drivers and for their living Uber will appeal in the court immediately. He further claimed that Uber is being operated over 600 cities and out of these 40 countries are from the UK itself, by imposing a would show the world that, though London is open it is still closed to innovative ideas and companies who bring choice to consumers.
Uber have allegations against it that the drivers don’t behave well with the customers and even sexual harassment have also been reported against it. It is also said that the uber doesn’t pay it fare share of tax also.
London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan said that “I want London to be at the forefront of innovation and technology and to be a natural home for exciting new companies that help Londoners by providing a better and more affordable service. However, all companies in London must play by the rules and adhere to the high standards we expect- particularly when it comes to the safety of customer safety and security. I fully support the Transport for London decision- it would be wrong if the Transport for London continued to license Uber if there is any way that this could pose a threat to Londoners’ safety and security.”
But the Uber is expected to appeal in the court to consider the renewal of its license.