Ola Wants Passengers To Negotiate Final Price With Cab Driver, Desis Think It’s Pointless

Online services such as Ola, Uber, and Rapido have revolutionized transportation by offering the convenience of pre-determined fares. This strikes out the need for passengers to negotiate with drivers at the end of their journey, providing a hassle-free experience.

However, Ola has introduced a controversial new feature that changes this model. Passengers will no longer see a fixed fare before booking. This policy started on March 1, reported News18. Instead, the app now displays a fare range, for example, Rs. 130-200 for a trip from point A to point B. This means passengers will need to negotiate the final amount with the driver after the ride ends.

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This change has not been well-received by all users. One frustrated customer from Bengaluru expressed his dissatisfaction on social media, sharing a screenshot of the new fare range and writing, “Now @Olacabs wants its users to negotiate the final amount with the drivers once the ride is complete.”

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The tweet quickly sparked a lively debate online, highlighting the mixed reactions to Ola’s new policy. Here’s how some people reacted:

What are your views regarding this new feature?

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