Base Fare Of Ola, Uber Hiked Up to Rs 150 For 1st 4 Kms In Bengaluru; Up to Rs 54/Km Thereafter
On Thursday, the minimum fares for all app-hailed cab services like Uber and Ola have been increased to a minimum of Rs 75 by the Karnataka government. This applies for all cab services like Uber and Ola running in Bengaluru and rest of the state.
On the base of types of vehicle— hatchback, sedan and SUV these price caps have been put in place.
For vehicles which are valued upto Rs 5 lakh, there will an additional per kilometre can be between Rs 18-Rs 36 on top of minimum fare upto 4 km which is Rs 75.
A minimum fare upto 4 km- Rs 100 will be charged for vehicles valued between Rs 5 lakh-10 lakh with an additional fare per kilometre between Rs 21-Rs 42.
For vehicles which are valued between Rs 10 lakh-16 lakh, there will an additional per kilometre can be between Rs 24-Rs 48 on top of minimum fare upto 4 km which is Rs 120.
Aminimum fare upto 4 km- Rs 150 will be charged for vehicles valued above 16 lakh with an additional fare per kilometre between Rs 27-Rs 54.
Some operators ask customers to pay GST of 5% and a booking or convinence fee in addition to these charges.
Why Such Move By Government?
On Wednesday protests were held, post the death of a 34-year-old airport cab driver, named Prathap Kumar K who succumbed after immolating himself. He did so due to financial distress which was indirectly due to the low prices of Ola and Uber.
As customers are choosing Uber and Ola due to their cheaper rates, drivers like Prathap who drive a KSTDC airport taxi suffered financially. Also the entire distress is aggravated by the high fuel prices which further squeezes the margin.
Fares of non-app hailed cab, were also revised in the month of February.
- For a non-AC taxi, passengers will be additionally charged Rs 18 per kilometre after a fixed rate of rs 75 for first four kilometres.
- For an AC taxi, passengers will be additionally charged Rs 24 per kilometre after a fixed rate of rs 100 for first four kilometres.