Delhi government has impounded 18 cabs of Ola and Uber for charging more than prescribed rate.
According to the ANI, the cabs were impounded by Delhi government’s transport department.
The decision follows the warning by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who on Monday had threatened of strict action including impounding of cabs if app-based taxis were found to be charging more than the prescribed rates.
Several social media users had posted complaints on twitter complaining that the app-based taxis were charging as much as three time more than the prescribed government rates during the Odd-Even scheme.
Taxi aggregators Ola and Uber had announced that they were suspendeding surge pricing after Delhi government’s threat.
Uber India General Manager North Gagan Bhatia had said, “Given the threat of Delhi government to cancel permits and impound vehicles of our driver partners, we are temporarily suspending surge in Delhi with immediate effect. We hope to work with the government to keep Delhi moving, especially during this time when the citizens need us the most.”
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