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Delhi govt impounds 18 Uber, Ola cabs after Kejriwal's surge-pricing warning

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 April 2016, 12:48 IST
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The Delhi government impounded 18 cabs from online operators Ola and Uber this morning, for overcharging passengers. This happened after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal\'s warning to Ola and Uber against surge-pricing during odd-even in Delhi.After the warning, the taxi apps had said they will revoke the surge pricing with immediate effect. However, they continued to over charge passengers.The AAP government is facing pressure to manage Delhi\'s public transportation system during the 15 days of the odd-even scheme\'s second phase. Uber said in a statement that surge pricing - or higher fares - when the demand rises, is standard. "Airlines and hotels are more expensive during busy times. Uber is as well," the company said in a statement, adding, "Given the threat of the Delhi government to cancel permits and impound vehicles of our driver partners, we are temporarily suspending the surge in Delhi with immediate effect."

The Delhi government impounded 18 cabs from online operators Ola and Uber this morning, for overcharging passengers. 

This happened after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's warning to Ola and Uber against surge-pricing during odd-even in Delhi.

After the warning, the taxi apps had said they will revoke the surge pricing with immediate effect. However, they continued to over charge passengers.

The AAP government is facing pressure to manage Delhi's public transportation system during the 15 days of the odd-even scheme's second phase. 

Uber said in a statement that surge pricing - or higher fares - when the demand rises, is standard. "Airlines and hotels are more expensive during busy times. Uber is as well," the company said in a statement, adding, "Given the threat of the Delhi government to cancel permits and impound vehicles of our driver partners, we are temporarily suspending the surge in Delhi with immediate effect."

First published: 19 April 2016, 12:48 IST
 
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