New Delhi, India's capital, banned Uber on Monday afternoon. The news comes just days after a 26-year-old woman accused an Uber driver of raping her, though the ban isn't connected to the accusation.
"The services of Uber have been blacklisted. We have just issued an order saying Uber's activities stand banned in Delhi," Satish Mathur, the special commissioner of the Delhi Transport Department, told India's Economic Times. "Uber never applied for any permission to us, is not recognized under the Radio Taxi Rules, and has flouted most of the laid-down rules."
Mathur added that Uber was "misleading customers" by using All-India permits, licenses that are "not allowed to ferry customers point-to-point in the national capital." Taxis that continue operating in the region will be fined and could be impounded, the Economic Times notes.