London: Online taxi service delivery license has been revoked by Transport for London.
According to Transport for London, a new license to provide services in London will not be issued.
Uber has announced an appeal against this decision.
It’s license was earlier suspended in 2017 for safety concerns, after which Uber received a 17-month extension which ended on yesterday.
Transport for London has decided that Uber will not be granted a new license to provide services in London.
The ride-hailing company had its licence renewal denied by Transport for London on Monday, meaning it faces a fight to keep its operations and app running in one of its largest cities.
Uber has time to appeal and its service, which includes 45,000 drivers, will not immediately be blocked. The company called the decision “extraordinary and wrong”.
The transport service now has 21 days to appeal, and can continue to operate pending any appeal and throughout the appeals process.
On the other hand Uber says in its tweet that Uber will continue to operate as normal.
We have fundamentally changed our business over the last 2 years, setting the standard for safety in the industry. TfL’s decision on our London licence is wrong and we will appeal. Uber will continue to operate as normal. https://t.co/RKJQWWHTMq pic.twitter.com/GHE46VKXv4
— Uber UK (@UberUK) November 25, 2019
Earlier in US, uber is taking ride sharing to new heights after launching its new air service between John F. Kennedy Airport and Midtown Manhattan.
A trip could take up to two hours by car would now take around a half hour in an Uber copter. The company is offering eight-minute trips to the airport out of Manhattan south of Houston Street on weekdays during afternoon rush hour.
A single ride will cost up to $200.
Only customers that have achieved platinum and diamond status in the company’s rewards programs are eligible to take this service.
Those comfort trips will cost a little more than a standard ride. They’re being made available in major cities across the United States.
The service will eventually be branded under the name “Uber Air.”