Fuel Price Rise Protest: Uber Raises Ride Fare by 12% in Delhi-NCR

Following continuous protests by taxi and cab drivers following rising fuel prices, taxi aggregator service Uber has decided to raise fares for rides in Delhi-NCR by 12%.

“We listen to driver feedback and understand that the current rise in fuel prices is concerning. To help protect drivers from the impact of soaring fuel prices, Uber has raised fares for rides in the Delhi RCN Over the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor fuel price movements and take further action as necessary,” Nitish Bhushan, head of central operations, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement on Monday. communicated.

The price of fuel increased by 80 paise per liter in April, after which petrol and diesel now cost Rs 105.41 and 96.67 per liter respectively, while the price of CNG in Delhi increased by 12.48 rupees per kg, bringing it to almost 69.11 rupees per kg.

Apart from taxi drivers, other transport unions such as Taxi and Transport Association, Autorickshaw Union, Delhi Taxi, Association of Tourist Carriers and Tour Operators, Sarvodaya Drivers Association of Delhi, Expert Driver Solution, Association Sarvodaya Driver Welfare have been demonstrating at Jantar Mantar since April 8th. .

During the demonstration at Jantar Mantar on Friday. (PTI)

Rising fuel prices have also affected rickshaw fares throughout the city. Since the rise in CNG prices, autorickshaw drivers have started charging higher fares for rides. For example, if a trip from Chanakyapuri to Laxmibai Nagar cost Rs 40 earlier, they now charge Rs 60-70.

Taxi drivers, autorickshaw drivers and other transport unions have said they will go on an indefinite strike and resort to a Bharat Bandh if the government fails to revise fuel prices in Delhi-NCR.

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