In France yesterday, taxi drivers blocked some roads around Paris and at airports to protest the ride-for-hire service Uber, which allows customers to summon rides from drivers who may not have actual taxi driving licenses.
The demonstration came as France’s interior minister said UberPop — the low-cost service of the company — would be banned after the first of the year.
Uber has already been banned in Spain and the Netherlands, and it’s also been banned in parts of India, after a driver in New Dehli was accused of rape.
The BBC’s Rahul Tandon joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson from the city of Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) to discuss Uber in India.
- Rahul Tandon, correspondent for the BBC in Kolkata. He tweets @rishavtandon.