July 21, 2017

State panel likely to recommend fixing cap on Ola and Uber fares

Ola driver smiling out the window of the cab
Image Courtesy of Ola

The minimum fare for your Ola and Uber ride could be regulated by the state government to create a ‘level-playing’ field between aggregator cabs and black-and-yellow taxis. This may be part of the report brought out by the state-appointed Khatua committee by the month-end.

“If you want to create a level-playing field with kaali-peeli taxis , you have to first improve their quality of service and efficiency,” said a Khatua panel member. He added that the state should issue more permits for black-and-yellow taxis, encourage drivers to use AC, and provide round-the-clock services like aggregator cabs.

Commuters are, however, against any change in the minimum competitive fare […]

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