Black-cab drivers in London are planning to bring the capital to a complete standstill in early June in a protest against what they perceive as a lack of action by Transport for London against car service Uber.
The service works by customers ordering a private cab using a smartphone app and being provided with real-time data on its progress and information about the driver.
Transport for London has rejected the claim by saying the Uber cars are not “equipped” with meters as there is no connection between the devices and the vehicles.
He also said the association was unhappy at the way Uber allowed drivers to take the bookings rather than a central office, like other private hire firms such as Addison Lee.
Details of the protest against TfL’s perceived inaction against Uber are due to be announced tomorrow, but the LTDA general secretary said he was expecting between 8,000 and 10,000 taxis to take part.
The vehicles will descend on central London and bring the capital to a halt.
TfL told BuzzFeed: "We have seen no evidence to suggest that Uber London Ltd are not fit and proper to hold an London PHV operator's licence but no final decisions have been made whilst Uber's operating model is still under investigation."
BuzzFeed is awaiting a statement from Uber on the protest.
An Uber spokeswoman told BuzzFeed: "Uber is pro rider and pro driver - we are all about keeping London moving bringing more choice for more people with our innovative app at great prices."