The nuts and bolts of surge pricing and the way forward3 min read . Updated: 03 May 2016, 10:45 AM IST
While consumers want to enjoy the benefits of cheaper and reliable services of application-based taxi aggregators, there is widespread outrage on surge pricing
The debate on the odd-even traffic rationing scheme in Delhi has shifted from pollution control and congestion to pricing of application-based taxi aggregators (ABTAs). Private taxis have existed for many years and have been charging “free market" rates based on the category of cars and facilities provided. So why this debate on ABTAs now? The reason lies in the scale they have achieved and their vision to be an alternative public transport in metros across the world.
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