Surge pricing by taxi operators daylight robbery: Arvind Kejriwal

Apr 20, 2016, 13:52 IST | PTI

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed as 'daylight robbery' the surge pricing by app based taxi operators, and said overcharging and blackmailing won't be allowed in the national capital.

Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government had impounded 18 cabs of Ola and Uber for charging fares more than the prescribed rates during the odd-even car rationing period on Monday after an order was issued to the Transport Department to take strict action against such companies in the face of mounting criticism for manifold increase in fares.

Ola and Uber suspended 'surge pricing' after Kejriwal ordered strict action, including permit cancellation and impounding against overcharging by taxis.

Surge pricing is a technique used by Uber and Ola to raise fares to provide drivers the incentive of keeping their cab running while also making it available for the user irrespective of the demand.

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