Bombay HC directs Maharashtra government to fix fares for Ola-Uber drivers

Ola-Uber drivers said that they get less commission which makes it difficult to survive


In order to solve the troubles for Ola-Uber drivers, Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered Maharashtra government to take a decision to fix prices for the app based aggregators. The high court asked the state government to take this decision within eight weeks and on the basis of a report submitted by the state-appointed committee in 2017. 

Earlier in October 2016, the Maharashtra government appointed the committee after the drivers protested against the fare structure. The committee was supposed to decide on the same and it submitted the report to the government in 2017. 

The state government has not taken any concrete steps on the report until now. After which the Bombay HC directed the government to take a decision on it in eight weeks. 

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The demands of Ola Uber drivers are as follows:

  • Cabs under the category of 'Mini', 'Micro', and 'Go' should start at ₹12/km, the base fare should be ₹50 and waiting charges should be ₹2/minute.
  • 'Prime', 'Sedan' should be available at ₹15/km, base charges ₹75 and ₹3/minute for waiting period.
  • 'XL', 'XUV' should start at ₹19/km, base fees ₹100 and ₹4/minute for waiting period.
  • The rates for ‘Share’, ‘Pool’, ‘Micro’ should also increase.
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