Delhi woman slams Uber for discriminating against her for using a wheelchair
24-year-old Preeti Singh was in for a rude shock recently while using the services of app-based cab service provider Uber in Delhi. On two separate rides on a single day, Singh says she felt humiliated and insulted by the Uber cab drivers because she is differently-abled and uses a wheelchair.
In a Facebook post which has gone viral, Preeti recounts that the driver kept saying that his car would get ruined because of the wheelchair and that she had to ask her brother to help clean the car on reaching her destination. “I pay for your services, no one’s doing any charity, then why is it that I still have to feel this way just because I’m a wheelchair user?” says Preeti.
Acknowledging that not every driver has treated her this way, Preeti emphasises the need to train and sensitise drivers about the issue. She also raises some important points and solutions to help people with disabilities to travel.
Read her full post here:
After the post went viral on social media, Preeti says Uber representatives finally contacted her and have assured her of taking some action.
According to an NDTV report, Uber has said that …read more