Uber increases ride fares by 10% in Bangalore amid rising fuel prices

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The price hike in Bangalore comes as Delhi car and taxi drivers’ unions go on strike for two days, with Ola and Uber drivers taking part.

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Bangalore, first published 20 April 2022, 12:23 PM IST

Uber has raised fares in Bangalore by 10% amid objections from several customers over the higher fares.

Uber India and South Asia’s head of central operations, Nitish Bhushan, said he received feedback from drivers and acknowledged that the current spike in fuel prices is causing concern. To help drivers cope with the impact of this increase, we have increased the fare in Bangalore by 10%. He added that they would also continue to monitor fuel price changes in the coming weeks and take action accordingly.

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Meanwhile, Ola has released no statement; however, sources said they would follow suit according to reports.

In Bangaluru, diesel price on Wednesday is Rs 94.78 per liter and petrol price is Rs 111.09 per litre. GNC stands at Rs 75 per kg.

Also read: Uber Raises Fares for Taxi Rides by 12% Due to Rising Fuel Costs

There are many complaints that drivers refuse to use AC cars during the trip. On the other hand, netizens reacted and declared that this is the best opportunity for the BMTC to reduce bus fares and make it more attractive.

The price hike in Bengaluru comes as Delhi car and taxi drivers’ unions go on strike for two days, joined by Ola and Uber drivers. Those who were lucky enough to get taxis did so at inflated rates.

Automobile and taxi associations have called on the government to provide a 35 per kg subsidy on CNG tariffs and to increase tariffs to mitigate the impact of rising fuel prices. They demanded a meeting with the government and refused to call off their strike despite the Delhi government’s announcement that a committee would be formed to deal with the issue in due course.

Also read: Petrol and diesel prices increased by 80 paise; find out the latest rates in your city

Last updated April 20, 2022 at 12:23 PM IST

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