Uber admits it’s a taxi company in quest to restore services in India

Uber says it is resuming operations in New Delhi a month after it was banned following the alleged rape of a passenger by one of its drivers. The mobile car-hailing service has applied for taxi license in the city — an unprecedented move as it usually claims to only be a technology company “connecting riders to drivers,” rather than a full-blown taxi firm.

Uber’s fine print states it is “not a transportation carrier.”

This distinction has been at the heart of numerous protests against Uber, with traditional taxi firms arguing that it allows the San Francisco-based company to avoid costly regulatory hurdles such as vehicle and background checks. The company itself states in a section at the bottom of its websites labeled “The Fine…

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