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Uber cabs does no vetting for cabbies

DC | NISHTHA GROVER
Published Dec 8, 2014, 10:18 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 8:27 am IST
A cab driver now registered with Uber, the only document required was a driver’s license
The driver escaped after dropping her (the victim) at the APPA Junction on the Outer Ring Road | Picture used for representation only (Photo: AP)
 The driver escaped after dropping her (the victim) at the APPA Junction on the Outer Ring Road | Picture used for representation only (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: While it was believed that cab drivers for Uber services are verified, Saturday’s rape incident revealed that forced by the rising demand for high-end cab services, most drivers are being hired without proper background check.

The service, which makes cabs available within a few minutes of request, has recently been facing shortage of drivers. Initially cab drivers had to give documents  in order to start working. But now, a cab driver registered with Uber, said that the only document required was a driver’s license. “Most of us were hired the same day,” he said.

 

Neha Panwar, a fashion stylist, working in Delhi said, “I have been using Uber’s services regularly. I always felt it was safe. The ID card of the driver made it seem that drivers are verified. It is very easy to book. But I am shocked that such an incident took place in it.”

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