Uber, an app-based taxi company, said on Friday it had increased fares for travel to Mumbai by 15 per cent to offset the impact of rising fuel prices.
Diesel and petrol prices rose by Rs 6.40 per liter between March 22 and 80 paise per liter after the 137-day break and March 31 break.
“Uber has increased trip fares in Mumbai by 15 per cent,” said Nitish Bhushan, head of central operations, Uber India and South Asia in a statement.
He said the fare increase helped drivers “cushion” from the effects of rising fuel prices, adding that “we hear feedback from drivers and understand that the current rise in fuel prices is a cause for concern.”
The online taxi-hailing service further stated in the statement that in the coming weeks, it will continue to track the movement of fuel prices and take further steps “as needed”.
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