App Cabs Ola-Uber Charging Extra Over Surcharge, Case Filed In Calcutta HC

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Kolkata: We are living in a SUV age where app cab has taken over yellow taxi in Kolkata. The Ola and Uber is taking extra charge in the name of surcharge. Soumyasubhra Roy on Monday has filed a PIL in Calcutta High Court urging to fix fare of app cabs by West Bengal Government.

Reporterdly, the case has been accepted by High Court and will hear the case in Jyotirmoy Bhattyacharya division bench on Friday.

Soumyasubhra Roy said, ola and uber became epidemic but no controlling measure till now. He said, “Ola and Uber charges extra intentionally during the time of rush. They have to maintain a standard in price and would have to cancel surcharge. The luxury taxi has to come under Motor Vehicle Act.

A question of implementation is knocking situation. The service initially promised that a the price rate will be only be decided by the cab company. So technically there’s no right to decide the price list.

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