NEW DELHI -- Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that he will extend the ban on surge pricing by cabs in the national capital beyond the duration of the Odd-Even scheme which ends on April 30.
Surge pricing is the higher fare which is levied by app-based taxi service providers such as Uber and Ola when demand is higher than supply.
"Yes, we will do it," Kejriwal said on Twitter in response to a question by Poonam Pandey, a journalist with Navbharat Times, who tweeted: "Suspension of surge pricing should continue even after #oddeven system. Why should anyone get license to loot."
While Kejriwal has described "surge pricing" as "daylight robbery," Uber has said that enough drivers won't be available if prices are not increased during peak hours.
While Kejriwal has said that not making cab available is "blackmailing," Uber has said that it does not employ the cab drivers, but only aggregates them.
Surge pricing is daylight robbery. No responsible govt can allow that(1/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 20, 2016
No surge means that availability and reliability will take a hit. We're working hard on getting more cars out on the road. Bear with us.— Uber Delhi (@Uber_Delhi) April 19, 2016
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