Uber suspends ride-hailing service in Barcelona after new regulation

Uber has suspended its services in Barcelona after new regulations introduced by the Catalan government restricted its city operations.

The new law, which was imposed under pressure from local taxi drivers, says Uber can only pick up riders after a 15-minute delay following the initial time of booking.

"The new restrictions approved by the Catalan government leave us with no choice but to suspend UberX while we assess our future in Barcelona," Uber said in a statement. 

However, its food-delivery service will continue to be active in city.

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