FAS did not see any violations in the hike in taxi prices at night and in bad weather
MOSCOW, November 22 – RIA Novosti. RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the department that the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) did not see any violations in the increase in taxi prices at night and in bad weather, as dynamic pricing operates in this market.
“The taxi market uses dynamic pricing. The price may increase to allow the driver to work at night and in adverse weather conditions. Such a system balances the interests of the driver and passengers and the availability of this type of transport.” says report.
RIA Novosti correspondents have repeatedly been convinced that taxi services are more expensive than during the day, during odd hours of the day and in bad weather, such as during the freezing rain this morning. At the same time, Ekaterina Zubenina, Director of Public Affairs at People & People company, which owns Citymobil and Taxovichkof taxi services, told RIA Novosti that the price of a trip always depends on supply and demand at a given moment. So, for example, bad weather or a large crowd of people in one place will affect the increased demand and the final price of the trip.
“If the number of customers is much greater than the number of free cars, or depending on the traffic situation, an increase in travel costs is possible in any region because pricing is dynamic demand,” he added.
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