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PIL seeks intervention of HC to arrest surge pricing of app cabs | millenniumpost

The PIL was filed by advocate Soumya Shubro Roy, in the division bench headed by Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya. Roy had prayed before the high court to come up with some measures to bring the app cabs under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act, so that they cannot levy high tariffs upon passengers whenever they wish.

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“My intention is to have a standard rate of these app cabs throughout the day. In most cases, it has been found that fares in these cabs are double for a certain distance in comparison to the yellow taxis. This is not at all desirable. The passengers are greatly inconvenienced because of such high fares in the name of surge pricing by the app cabs,” Roy said.

The matter may come up for hearing in the court on Friday. It may be mentioned that the state Transport department has already written a letter to these two aggregators, urging them to submit a report of their policy regarding fixation of surge prices.

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PIL seeks intervention of HC to arrest surge pricing of app cabs.