Surge pricing ban may continue even after odd-even period

Delhi government to frame policies to regulate fares of app-based taxis

GN Bureau | April 21, 2016


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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.


 
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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