'Strict action' on app-based cabs levying peak time charges

'Strict action' on app-based cabs levying peak time charges

'Strict action' on app-based cabs levying peak time charges

As the odd-even scheme faced its first working day, and more rush on the roads, after a long weekend, the Delhi government said it will take “strict action” against app-based cab hailing firms if they levy peak-time charges.

Uber and Ola reacted by “temporarily” suspending surge pricing, a business practice in which taxi companies raise fares when demand for the cabs go up in a particular area.

Earlier in the day, cab users said they paid three to five times more because of surge pricing, and school and office goers faced inconvenience, thanks to the odd-even car curbs, which started on April 15. 

Monday was seemingly a hard day for parents of school goers. Rishi Sharma, a resident of Vasant Kunj, who has two car but both odd numbered, is looking for a relative or friend with whom he can exchange one of his vehicles for 15 days so that he can take his kid to his football coaching institute.

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