New Delhi: The international rental taxi chain, Uber, has flouted various legal norms which led to the alleged rape of 27-year-old finance executive by a driver, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) claimed on Tuesday.
The DCW, which had summoned top officials of Uber Asia over the alleged rape incident, said the company executives have admitted that there were lapses on their part.
"Eric Alexander, head of business at Uber Asia along with the General Manager today came to our office and acknowledged that there were severe lapses on their part which led to such an unfortunate incident. They said that they will abide by all the guidelines and work in tandem with DCW," chairperson of DCW, Barkha Shukla Singh said.
Shukla said that the company violated several legal norms like not having GPS, hiring cab drivers without verification and running the service without complying to the Delhi government guidelines.
"The senior officials of Uber also told us that the money paid by the customer using credit cards were deposited in a bank in America.
"They have realised their fault and are ready to follow our suggestions," said Singh.
She said that the DCW will launch a campaign to sensitize the firms that provide cab services in the city to prevent such untoward incidents in future.