UBER OLA surge at 3X and 4X? Now you can’t complain
The Centre's new norms that govern taxi operators across the country will now allow aggregators such as Ola and Uber to charge up to three times the minimum fare during the day and up to four times between midnight and 5 am.
The minimum fare will have to be submitted to the state transport departments for approval. The guidelines also allow private vehicles to be used as taxis by paying the required fees and getting their permissions online.
Cabs with an All India Tourist Permit (AITP) will be allowed to operate under the aggregators. Such vehicles can also be engaged by BPOs, IT companies, government departments and PSUs for long-term hiring. The price regulation will cover only vehicles that are less than four metres in length, which have been categorised as "economy taxi".
All taxis will have to comply with local fuel and other regulatory norms and have an app-based metering system that must be validated by an agency approved by the IT ministry.
Surge fare up to 3 times minimum fare okayed, up to 4 times between 12am & 5am
City taxis can be attached to aggregators.
All India Tourist Permit taxis can also operate under the aggregators.
(Image - Zee News)
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