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Uber Resumes Service in New Delhi

Uber Technologies said Friday it has returned to service in New Delhi after the ride-sharing company was banned from India’s capital last month. The company said it applied to become a licensed radio taxi operator, a shift from Uber’s previous stance that it is a technology service and not a taxi company. Radio cabs are required to have at least 200 vehicles as well as a 24-hour call center and panic buttons available to customers in the vehicles. In a statement, Uber explained the move as a “commitment to providing riders with more options for safe and reliable transportation, including the ability to request a radio taxi on-demand.” City officials banned Uber and similar services in December after a woman alleged she was raped by a driver during a ride booked through the app.