The Karnataka state government are in the line to finalise a higher base fare for app-based cab aggregators. A minimum fare of ₹ 10 will be fixed for non-air-conditioned cabs and ₹ 12 for air-conditioned ones.

 

The state transport minister, MK Aiyappa, apparently has submitted a report suggesting these changes to the government on Tuesday. These fares have been decided based on the committee that he had set up earlier this month following the agitations of the Uber and Ola drivers.

 

Finally, the government has intervened and is likely to take a call soon. The drivers of the app-based cab aggregators have been protesting since December but the government kept silent. The cabs even went off the roads in February and the passengers bore the brunt.

 

“The report has been submitted today for consideration by the government. They will have to approve it,” Aiyappa was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

 

However, it is yet to be known whether the drivers of Ola and Uber will be satisfied with these fare changes. Meanwhile, the drivers have already decided to launch their own cab service in Bengaluru and in New Delhi.