Delhi odd-even: Ola, Uber surge pricing puts commuters in a jam

The Delhi government said on Monday that it will take “strict action” against Ola and Uber after the cab-hailing companies hiked the rates by at least three times during the odd-even rationing scheme.


Commuters said that the online taxi companies increases the rates when the demand for cab goes up and they had to pay the very hike rate for cab because of surge pricing.

The surge price is vary from the three time the usual rates to five times during morning rush hours.

A Media Professional Ankita said that I take Uber everyday from my home in Janakpuri to my office in Connaught Place. The surge was five times the usual rate. I had no option but to pay Rs 8,00.

After the intervention of Delhi High Court, Delhi Government took the necessary step to forbid the online taxi companies to increase the prices.

Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted yesterday that Strict action will be taken against taxis which charges more than the government prescribed rates inclusive impounding vehicle or cancellation of permit.

On Change.org, a website for activist groups, a petition against surge pricing started two weeks ago went from 1,000 signatures to 19,500 till Monday noon.

Karnataka also ended surge price after complaints from commuters.