NEW DELHI: The Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued a letter to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block websites of taxi operators Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs, following a request from the Delhi government.

A DoT official has confirmed sending the notice to ISPs to block the websites of these firms in Delhi and send a compliance report on the same.

“There was a request from the Delhi government to block these websites… an order regarding the ban was issued two three days back,” the official told PTI.

“All the internet service licences are accordingly directed to immediately block the access to the URLs,” the DoT order said.

According to sources, DoT ordered blocking the websites under the powers conferred to it by Section 69A of Information Technology Act, 2000 and Information Technology (Procedures and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009… see more

source: times of india