In yet another shocking incident in the national capital, a woman accused an Uber driver of passing vulgar comments and misbehaving with her and all these things happened in front of her husband. The woman identified as Amrita Das, a Delhi journalist took to her Twitter handle to share her disgusting experience and then called for strict action against the driver.
Amrita Das said that she was with her husband when the unpleasant incident took place. “Rude and creepy driver. I demand action. First, he refused to turn on the air conditioner, then says garmi lag rahi hai to aage mere godi me baith jao [If you are feeling hot then come and sit on my lap]. He also ended the trip, moments after starting to drive and forced me out. This is when I was with husband,” Das Tweeted.
@Uber_Delhi @Uber @Uber_Support rude and creepy driver. I demand action. First he refused to turn on ac then says garmi lag rahi hai to age mere godi me baith jao. He also ended trip moments after starting to drive and forced me out. This is when I was with husband. @DelhiPolice pic.twitter.com/qE40ib3B5d
— Amrita D (@amritadas) March 19, 2019
Replying to her tweet, Uber support said, ‘We’re so sorry to hear about this. Our team has recently responded via email. Please reply there if you have additional questions.’
We're so sorry to hear about this. Our team has recently responded via email. Please reply there if you have additional questions!
— Uber Support (@Uber_Support) March 19, 2019
As the news became viral on social media, people tagged Delhi Police in the respective post demanding action against the driver. Here are some of the tweets:
@Uber_Support Taking this particular driver as reference, I'd like to know how do you ensure something like this does not happen again? Is he going to be let off with a warning? Or sacked? Or sensitised? What are the concrete steps you're taking to make your riders feel safe?
— Abhishek Sinha (@raptorhands) March 19, 2019
Worst part is..Uber doesn't have an emergency contact number in India.. happened to us as well…hope you are okay..
— Naren (@shipsdeet) March 19, 2019
Sick and tired of @Uber_Delhi drivers. No action taken even after having multiple harrowing experiences. Sack this driver!
— Dylan San Delo (@theparambhole16) March 19, 2019
That's why girls still hesitate to travel alone.. When will this change ?
— Divya Sharma (@DivyaSh92292336) March 19, 2019
Uber has gone worst in NCR. If u’d ask to turn on AC, they’ll lecture you on whether.
Cab drivers in their ‘prime category’ are even worst.
— Piyush Hans (@HansPiyush) March 19, 2019
This is genuinely a very common occurrence. Uber should definitely suspend such drivers.
— AARUSHI005 (@Aarushiwith2As) March 20, 2019
— Mohd Mustaquim (@Mustaquimm) March 20, 2019
The drivers of Uber don't get licence after a proper training. Delhi commercial license you get after a proper training. They get license as free without training and join Uber to serve you. At least they should take license from Delhi.
— Susu (@Susu63700964) March 20, 2019
This is serious. No response from @DelhiPolice @DelhiTrafficPol ?
Don't hesitate in filing a police complaint. @Uber_Support Do you not verify drivers' credentials before hiring? @Uppolice and @uptrafficpolice also need to look into the matter, since the car has no. plate of UP
— Half Expert (@akul_nishant) March 19, 2019
— ♈s♈ (@arieotic) March 20, 2019