'Travel easy Delhi'; Uber relents on surge pricing after Arvind Kejriwal's warning

| Friday, May 20, 2016 - 16:15
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Uber relents on surge pricing in Delhi

Uber relents on surge pricing in Delhi

New Delhi: In the wake of the recent uproar over insanely high prices charged by the cab aggregators in Delhi, app based cab aggregator UBER has reportedly agreed to follow the per kilometre fare prescribed by the government.

“With prejudice to all our rights and contentions, we would like to humbly submit that the per kilometre fare charged on the Uber platform within Delhi will not exceed the government prescribed fare applicable in Delhi. We remain committed towards providing a reliable and affordable transportation service to the people of Delhi,” Uber’s Gagan Bhatia was quoted as saying in a letter to Delhi transport commissioner.

The move by the company apparently comes after the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi warned cab operators of strict actions over surge pricing.

The Delhi government had cracked its whip on these companies on the first week of the second phase of odd-even after Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal termed the concept as “daylight robbery”. Despite the government's strict warnings, the operators had resumed surge pricing after the odd-even ended. This had led to the government impounding a number of cabs for overcharging.




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