Uber India hikes cab prices amid rising fuel prices

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Uber India has hiked ride fares to cushion drivers from the impact of rising fuel prices across many cities in the country. The hike in fuel prices has impacted everyone, especially ridesharing drivers who have felt the pinch of rising fuel costs, said Bhushan. “We are always striving to make driving with Uber a viable and attractive option for drivers and the recent hike in fares will directly boost their earnings per trip,” he said in a blog post.

In a blog post, Bhushan said that “the hike in fuel prices has impacted everyone, especially ridesharing drivers who have felt the pinch of rising fuel costs.” The driver members on the council reportedly raised rising fuel prices as the key issue for Uber.

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  • Since ride cancellation has been one of the major concerns of riders and to also make things simpler for drivers, Uber is now showing trip destinations to drivers before they accept the ride.
  • “Drivers at the Uber advisory council meeting told us they would like more flexibility around payments. We are now showing drivers the mode of payment (cash or online) before the trip starts,” the blog post noted.
  • In addition, the ride-hailing platform has also introduced a daily pay process for drivers. Uber said that with these changes, the company is also reinforcing its service quality expectations with drivers around areas like cancellations and AC rides.

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