India is currently facing strong inflation in terms of fuel prices. Gasoline prices in some Indian cities have reached 120 rupees per liter, and because of this significant rise, Uber India has raised Delhi taxi fares and raised some of Delhi’s commuting costs. increase. Let’s take a look at the details below.
Uber cab fare increases in Delhi
Uber India Announced a 12% increase in taxi fares in the Delhi NCR area, After a 15% increase in taxi fares in Mumbai recently. These initiatives from the cab aggregator platform occur after Mumbai and Delhi gasoline prices reach Rs 120.51 and Rs 105.41 per liter, respectively. Even the CNG price in Delhi has risen and is now at 69.11 rupees per kg.
In an official statement, Nitish Bhushan, Head of Central Operations at Uber India, said:We listen to driver feedback and understand that the current rise in fuel prices is causing concern. To protect drivers from the effects of soaring fuel prices, Uber has increased the Delhi NCR’s travel fares by 12%. “ In addition, it became clear that fuel prices would be tracked to take the necessary steps.
For those who don’t know, it’s no wonder that fuel prices are rising in India, especially after the 2022 budget conference and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. As a result, taxi drivers working with aggregators such as Uber and Ola are facing significant losses as taxi fares are stagnant amid rising gasoline prices.
As a result, Delhi taxi drivers have protested low taxi fares in the Jantamanter district of Delhi.The protest is Supported by numerous transportation-based unions Delhi Taxi, Tourism Transporters and Tour Operators Association, Delhi Salvodaya Driver Association, etc.
Recall that for the same reason, many taxi drivers have launched “no AC campaigns” in some parts of India, asking passengers to pay an additional fee for AC.
from now on, Taxi companies may raise taxi fares in other big cities in India Due to rising fuel prices, there are Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and so on. So stay tuned for future updates. Also, please let us know what you think about the price increase in the comments below.