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Gadkari Against Banning Cab Services in Wake of Delhi Rape Case

New Delhi, Dec 09: While the Centre has suggested all the states to ban the web-based cab booking services after the Delhi rape case rocked the country, Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari seems to be against the ban.

He said that it is not plausible to ban all such services when incidents of this nature take place.

Opposing the move on banning the internet-based cab booking services in the national capital, Gadkari has said "It does not make sense to ban services. Tomorrow, if something happens on a bus we can not ban that. It is the system that needs to be changed. Banning will only cause inconvenience to the people".

He further said that a new digitalized system will be designed where every driver's track record can be viewed. "System of giving driver's license is faulty; new digitalised system will be designed where everyone's track record can be viewed, the minister said further, adding, "if there are improvements needed in the system they should be looked at."

BJD leader backed Gadkari's views, saying no service should be singled out for ban as it will not stop the problem.

It can be noted that the Delhi government has banned the services of the international web-based company Uber in the national capital and the NCR after the Cab driver, accused of raping a working woman on Friday night in his taxi, was arrested by Delhi police from Mathura.

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