New Delhi, July 31: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to consider bringing a law to regulate mobile app-based taxi services in India. The top Court asked the Centre to come up with a law and set up a regulatory mechanism for can services like Ola and Uber, for safety and security of women passengers. In India, the safety concerns related to Uber and Ola have been on a rise with many reports of drivers of both the cab aggregators misbehaving with passengers.
The top court asked the petitioner to file representation before Centre on women's safety issue. With a new law in place, passengers using cab services, especially female travellers, will no longer have to worry about them being safe in the cab. If a new law is formulated by the government, the app based cab services will have to incorporate it, ensuring the safety of women commuters across the country.
Earlier this month, Bengali TV actor Swastika Dutta had filed a police complaint after she was harassed and thrown out of a Uber cab by the taxi driver during her trip. Dutta took to Facebook to describe her ordeal saying she was humiliated after the Uber cab driver cancelled her trip midway and threw her out of the cab.