Delhi: After warning strict action against cab companies for flouting fare norms, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that blackmailing by the taxi aggregators would not be allowed.
In a series of tweets, Kejriwal said that surge pricing is daylight robbery and the government would not allow it.
“Some taxis saying they will not provide cab if they are not allowed to loot. This is open blackmailing and the government will not let that happen,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Stating that the government is not against taxi aggregators and fully support them, the chief minister said, “They provide important service to people. But they will have to follow the law. Overcharging, diesel cars, drivers without license/badges and blackmailing by taxi aggregators won’t be allowed.”
The chief minister also claimed that some media houses were supporting surge pricing because of their investment in the taxi-aggregating companies.
Cracking the whip against app-based taxi services like Ola and Uber, the transport department of Delhi government on Tuesday impounded 25 cabs for violating various rules.