Uber's low-cost service banned in Germany

  • UberPop, the low-cost service of the US-based online taxi booking firm Uber, has been banned in Germany on grounds that it contravened transport laws. As per media reports, a German court has imposed fines amounting to £181,000 for each violation of the order. The news follows reports that the company’s offices in Paris were raided by the police and nearly 30 people in South Korea working for Uber were booked on the basis of operating an illegal taxi firm. Chief executive Travis Kalanick was also indicted. Commenting on the ban in Germany, Uber said that it regretted the Frankfurt’s court’s decision and would appeal against it.