Can 'baby Uber' bring back lost goodwill of US-based online taxi service? - Read

The woman identified as Babli, on Thursday hired the cab after repeated calls for an ambulance went unanswered. Babli, who was accompanied by two females, wanted to be taken to state-run Safdarjung Hospital.

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2015, 20:14 PM IST
Can 'baby Uber' bring back lost goodwill of US-based online taxi service? - Read
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New Delhi: In an incident which can bring back the lost goodwill of defamed US-based online taxi service Uber, one of it's drivers helped a woman to deliver a baby en route to a hospital here.

The woman identified as Babli, on Thursday hired the cab after repeated calls for an ambulance went unanswered. Babli, who was accompanied by two females, wanted to be taken to state-run Safdarjung Hospital.

But they had to stop in between and Babli delivered the baby inside the cab, which was turned into an emergency labour room.

Apparently, taxi driver Shahnawaz Khan, who helped facilitated the birth of baby boy, suggested to name the newborn after the company he works for.

Babli said she decided to name her child after Uber because he was born in one while she was on her way to the hospital.

"I named him after Uber because the baby was born in Uber cab," Babli told ANI.

Soon after the baby was born, Khan rushed the woman to the hospital where she was taken into an emergency ward.

"I thought if something unfortunate happens, it will be a problem, which is why I helped the woman. The delivery took place in the cab and we got to know it was a boy. I jokingly said, number of passenger has increased in my car. Everyone was smiling but the patient was crying. She was in pain. So, after the delivery I restarted the car and rushed towards Safdarjang Hospital," Khan said, ANI reported.

Reportedly, the baby will be named Uber at a ceremony on Sunday.

Earlier on December 5, 2014, a woman executive was raped by a Uber Cab service provider’s driver Shiv Kumar Yadav when she was heading from Vasant Vihar to her house in Inderlok.   

(With Agency inputs)