Uber temporarily suspends surge pricing in Delhi after AAP ‘impound’ threat
18 April 2016,
New Delhi: Online transportation network company Uber has decided to temporarily suspend its surge pricing policy in Delhi. This comes as a big relief to commuters especially at this time with the ongoing odd-even traffic plan.
Uber took the decision to suspend surge pricing after the Delhi government threatened to impound vehicles charging more than government norms.
Uber took to Twitter to explain its stand on the entire issue.
We hope to work with the Delhi govt. to provide a reliable mobility option in the city, esp. at a time when the citizens need us the most
Though this is a temporary decision that has been taken by the taxi giant, it comes as a huge respite for commuters who are facing difficulties due to the ongoing odd-even traffic plan in Delhi.
Uber develops, markerts and operates the Uber mobile app that allows users with smartphones to submit a trip request. The request is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars to provide the service. Since Uber’s launch, several other companies have copied its business model, a trend that has come to be referred to as ‘Uberfication’.