New fares will leave passengers at the mercy of aggregators | The Hindu

The rules had specified that digital meters be installed in taxis. However, the notification is silent on this matter. “Some taxi aggregators had approached the High Court against the rules. Now the matter is sub-judice,” said Mr. Dayananda.

Even taxi drivers have expressed discontent with the notification. “The notification will only benefit the aggregators. It is not at all beneficial for drivers or passengers. It further promotes aggregators to increase surge pricing and fleece passengers. In the coming days, we will protest against the decision of the government,” said Tanveer Pasha, president, Karnataka Taxi Owners’ Federation.

Taxi aggregator Uber has welcomed the notification saying the revision will help improve the earning potential of their driver-partners. “We believe dynamic pricing will increase reliability for riders and improve asset utilisation for driver-partners,” said Christian Freese, GM – South, Uber India.

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