Jaipur traffic police to carry out verification of cab drivers

The traffic police here has decided to carry out verification of all taxi drivers in the city in the wake of the Delhi rape case involving a cab driver.

PTI| Updated: Dec 09, 2014, 20:59 PM IST

Jaipur: The traffic police here has decided to carry out verification of all taxi drivers in the city in the wake of the Delhi rape case involving a cab driver.

The decision was taken following the revelation that the rape accused, a taxi driver employed by US-based taxi operator Uber, had submitted a fake police verification certificate.

"The process of verification of auto-rickshaw drivers is already going on and now we have decided to conduct verification of cab drivers also. For this, process will be initiated soon," DCP Traffic Haidar Ali Zaidi told PTI on Tuesday.

He said verification drive will be initiated in association with the transport department.

The DCP informed that the police have not issued any guideline for radio taxi operators in the city so far.

Along with this, Zaidi said, a special drive against traffic violation and mini buses will also be undertaken.

"We conducted a campaign against underage drivers, loading vehicles and other rule violators recently and would repeat it again.

Last week, the taxi driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, was arrested by Delhi Police from Mathura for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman executive in his cab.