Uber hikes 'ride time' fare by 50% in NCR

The US-based taxi aggregator service Uber has hiked fares of its entry-level offering 'UberGo' by up to 50 per cent in the national capital region (Delhi-NCR). In a statement the company has said that it has now increased the minimum fare from Rs 40 to Rs 60 on Uber-Go rides – its most basic offering. The ride-time charge has also been raised from Rs 1 to Rs 1.5 per minute. This now means that Uber’s per kilometre charge is now Rs 6 for the first 20 kms and Rs 12 per kilometre post that distance. The ride time charges which are calculated on the basis of the total duration of the ride have also been hiked to Rs 1.5 per minute for both 'UberPOOL' and 'UberX' services.

"Starting January 5, 2017, we have made some changes to our pricing structure in Delhi, NCR to serve the city better. We have communicated this to our riders," the company said in a statement.