Uber driver tells woman ‘garmi lag rahi hai to aage mere godi me baith jao’; sacked immediately
Amrita Das was asked by an Uber driver to come and sit on his lap
On many occasions, we have heard about the misbehavior or passing vulgar comments from Ola and Uber drivers. Recently, another shocking incident came up in Delhi. Notably, a woman who identified herself as Amrita Das, a journalist based in Delhi, took to Twitter, to share her unpleasant experience with an Uber driver.
Amrita Das took to Twitter and shared her disgusting experience, where an Uber driver told her to come and sit on his lap because she told him to turn on the air conditioner. Along with the incident, Amrita posted the photo of the driver and the cab.
Here is Amrita’s tweet from her official Twitter handle.
@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
As soon as the tweet went viral, Uber replied to Amrita and requested her to check mails to provide them with further detailed information. They also stated that the accused driver has been sacked already.
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
In the meantime, another Twitter user demanded that Uber should enlighten them with the actions they will be taking, so that the rest of us are assured.
Hey @Uber_Support, why via email-do stay on this Platform, are you trying to sweep this under the carpet..please be BOLD & TRANSPARENT…take action that we can all see & Share..you have engaged GOONDAS as Drivers ! SHAME:SHAME ! @IndianExpress ,@TimesNow ,@ndtv, @akashbanerjee
— CITIZEN Ranaji Ganguly™ (@ranajig) March 19, 2019
Other Twitter users became outrageous after reading the incident. Some even tagged the Delhi Police and demanded strict actions. Take a look:
How can they operate in Delhi without HSRP? @dtptraffic the numberplate appears to be fake with tape peeling off. The cops & aggregators have to ban engine & chassis number as well. Else they will come on other platform like @Olacabs or @Jugnoo_Care
— Amit Mitra 🌄 (@amit2648) March 20, 2019
Case must be investigated thoroughly and if prove than culprit must be finished to avoid such scenario in future.
— Sachin Vijay (@vijaysachin23) March 20, 2019
Ridiculous and shocking. This is what the women are facing everyday in Delhi.
— Ravi Kant Lata (@KantLata) March 21, 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
Very embarrassing …….@DelhiPolice should investigate this.
— The Hemorrhoid Doctor (@TheHemorrhoidDr) March 21, 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
@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