Uber Raises Fares by Up to 100 Percent Within Delhi NCR

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Uber Raises Fares by Up to 100 Percent Within Delhi NCR

Highlights

  • New price revision only valid within Delhi NCR
  • UberGo rates see up to 100 percent hike in fares
  • UberX fares also receive a bump

Uber has announced raise in its operating prices within Delhi and NCR. With the new changes, UberGo fares will be raised by up to 100 percent. The company announced the news in a blog post saying that the revised fare structure will be applicable for trips longer than 20 kilometres.

(Also see: 5 Interesting Things You Probably Didn't Know About Uber)

With the price revision, UberGo rate for up to 20 kilometres will Rs. 6/km while rate after 20 kilometres will be Rs. 12/km. Likewise, taking an UberX for up to 20 kilometres will cost you Rs. 9/km while the rate will go up to Rs. 13/km after 20 kilometres.

Announcing the price revision, Uber India noted, "To ensure a reliable ride when you are travelling long distances within Delhi NCR, we're introducing a revised fare structure for trips longer than 20km. The change aims at ensuring you get a ride when you need one by justifying economics for our driver-partners."

(Also see: 6 Features of the Uber App for Drivers You Didn't Know About)

Uber claims that the new price revision is a "marginal increase in pricing" and the company still offers the "most affordable ride."

To recall, Uber competing against Ola's Micro service back in June cut its rate to just Rs. 6 per kilometre. Previously, UberGo fares in Delhi started from Rs. 8 per kilometre.

Last month, Uber announced the availability of the Schedule a Ride feature that allowed users to book an UberX or UberGo ride from 15 minutes to up to 30 days in advance.

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Ketan Pratap

Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a ... More

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