Radio cab services Ola and Uber have stopped peak pricing following warning by Delhi Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal against taxis trying to charge more than government prescribed rates during the implementation of second phase of the odd-even initiative in the national capital.
Strict action, incl permit cancellation n impounding vehicle, to be taken against taxis which charge rates more than govt prescribed rates
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 18, 2016
“Given the threat to the livelihood of our partners, at the expense of reliability, we are temporarily suspending surge with immediate effect,” Uber said in a statement.
Ola too responded positively saying, “We’ve temporarily pulled out Peak Pricing in Delhi, in support of Govt’s #OddEven initiative. Travel at 1x fares & make #OddEven a success.”
The second phase of the the car-rationing initiative, which began on April 15 to curb the rising pollution in Delhi, will end on April 30.