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June 1, 2023 10:55 am

Chandigarh: Cab surge price can’t exceed 1.5 times base fare

Chandigarh, November 17

To regulate fares of app-based cabs, the UT Administration has implemented the Motor Vehicle Aggregator Guidelines-2020, issued by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, with immediate effect.

With the implementation of the guidelines, the city taxis’ fare indexed by wholesale price index (WPI) for the current year will be the base cost chargeable to customers availing of the aggregator service.

As per the guidelines, the base minimum fare chargeable to customers will be for a minimum of 3 km to compensate for dead mileage and distance travelled and fuel utilised for picking up the customers. The aggregator will be allowed to charge fare 50% lower than the base fare and a maximum surge pricing of 1.5 times the base fare will allowed.

The cab driver will receive at least 80% of the fare applicable on each ride and the remaining charges for each ride will be received by the aggregator. A levy of 2% over and above the fare may be directed towards the state exchequer for amenities and programmes related for aggregator operated vehicles.

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