Delhi government to frame policies to regulate fares of app-based taxis
GN Bureau | April 21, 2016
Cracking the whip on app-based taxi operators, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has announced that it would ensure the ban on surge pricing even after the odd-even period is over. On April 19, the government banned surge pricing during the odd-even period that began on April 15 and ends on April 30.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “Yes. We will do it” and also retweeted, a suggestion, “Suspension of surge pricing should continue even after #oddeven system. Why should anyone get licence to loot.”
The government will soon frame a policy to regulate taxi services and their fares.
Yes. We will do it https://t.co/0BHJISqdse— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2016
Surge pricing is daylight robbery. No responsible govt can allow that(1/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2016
Some taxis saying they will not provide cab if they are not allowed to loot. This is open blackmailing n govt will not let that happen(2/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2016
We are not against taxi aggregators. We fully support them. They provide imp service to people. But they will have to follow law(1/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2016
Overcharging, diesel cars, drivers without license/badges n blackmailing by taxi aggregators won't be allwed(2/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2016
Earlier, taxi services like Ola and Uber had defended surge pricing, saying it is used to lure more cab drivers to offer services when the demand is high.The demand for taxi services shoots up during the odd-even period.
Delhi’s transport department impounded 50 more taxis, including 35 registered outside Delhi for over-charging commuters.
The department has received several complaints from commuters about surge pricing during the second phase of odd-even scheme.
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