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Ola, Uber to cap surge pricing at 45% of base fare in West Bengal

The base fare is proposed to be the government-notified rates for AC metered taxis in the city

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

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Uber and have agreed to cap at 45 per cent of the base fare, following a meeting with West Bengal Transport Department officials.

The base fare is proposed to be the government-notified rates for AC in the city.

"We have submitted our proposal today and have outlined our intent to self-regulate fares at a maximum of 45 per cent more than the government-notified prices for A/C in the city, at any given time," Uber said in a statement.

has not sent any communication in this regard.

The state transport department, based on complaints from users on exorbitant fares during peak hours, had recently sent a 30-point questionnaire to Uber and Ola, seeking a response on the mechanism.

"The ministry has graciously agreed to open up new permits, expedite the launch of bike taxis and remove the vehicle colour condition," the statement said.

First Published: Fri, July 06 2018. 07:43 IST
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