Delhi: Delhi government on Wednesday said that the surge pricing by app-based cab services will be banned in Delhi.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai told CNN-News 18, “A policy will be formulated to permanently to ban surge pricing in Delhi.”
Earlier on the account of odd-even rule in Delhi, radio taxi apps Uber and Ola had stopped surge pricing after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had warned of strict action against them for trying to take advantage of the second leg of the road rationing scheme by flouting fare rules.
The move came after the Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Delhi Government on a petition, directing it to file a status report on its action against taxi operators who flouted fare rules.
Delhi government on Tuesday night impounded 25 app-based taxis including Ola and Uber for violating rules.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday said strict action will be taken against app-based taxi services if they charge exorbitant fares from customers.