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'Delhi govt scheme may include fixing metres to cabs to check

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A city taxi scheme being prepared by the may include fixing fare metres to cabs operated through aggregator services to prevent surge pricing, an said. A committee formed by the government to shape up the scheme has been working on compiling various suggestions, including one for installing fare metres with cab aggregator vehicles, and they are expected to be presented in the public domain soon, said the The metres will disclose to the passengers whether they have been charged more than the maximum fare. The government is learnt to be against surge -- a demand based fare system.

The metres will ensure surge by the cab aggregators is kept under check, the said. In case a passenger finds that he has been charged more than the maximum fare, he will have the option to complain to the department. The scheme will restore the power to fix the maximum fare to the state authority( STA).

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 20:10 IST
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