Uber Banned In Parts Of India After Rape Allegations

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In France yesterday, taxi drivers blocked some roads around Paris and at airports to protest the ride-for-hire service Uber, which allows customers to summon rides from drivers who may not have actual taxi driving licenses.

The demonstration came as France's interior minister said UberPop — the low-cost service of the company — would be banned after the first of the year.

Uber has already been banned in Spain and the Netherlands, and it's also been banned in parts of India, after a driver in New Dehli was accused of rape.

The BBC's Rahul Tandon joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson from the city of Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) to discuss Uber in India.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


  • Rahul Tandon, correspondent for the BBC in Kolkata. He tweets @rishavtandon.

This segment aired on December 16, 2014.


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