Delhi High Court notice to govt over app-based cab serviceshttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/hc-notice-to-govt-over-odd-even-app-based-cab-services-2759760/

Delhi High Court notice to govt over app-based cab services

A petition was filed by an employee of radio-taxi operator ‘Magic Sewa’ against “unlicenced taxi aggregators”, including Ola and Uber, levying “peak time charge” or “surge price” over and above the normal fares.

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A petition was filed against “unlicenced taxi aggregators”, including Ola and Uber, levying “peak time charge” or “surge price” over and above the normal fares.

App-based taxi operators came under the scanner of the Delhi High Court Monday, after a petition was filed by an employee of radio-taxi operator ‘Magic Sewa’ against “unlicenced taxi aggregators”, including Ola and Uber, levying “peak time charge” or “surge price” over and above the normal fares.

“The government cannot wash its hands and fail to take action when people are suffering,” said the bench of Justice J R Midha, while issuing notice to the Delhi government to file its response by April 25.

The plea, which was filed through advocate Pranav Sachdeva, alleged that the woman employee had booked taxis from both Ola and Uber at various times, and had been asked to pay a “surge price” of up to five times the maximum price notified by the Radio Taxis Rules, 2008. The next hearing is on April 25.