After the Aam Admi Party-led Delhi government said that it will take stern actions against Uber and Ola for causing hardship to commuters and charging exorbitant prices during the ongoing odd-even scheme in the state, taxi aggregators Uber and Ola have withdrawn price surging in the state.

Uber, however, argued that they take a small fee of the transaction, and the vast majority of the fare goes to the driver so that they could maximise the number of drivers on the road, which in turn provide citizens with a reliable ride and hence prices need to go up temporarily.

“However, given the threat of the Delhi government to cancel permits and impound vehicles of our driver partners, we are temporarily suspending surge in Delhi with immediate effect. We hope to work with the government to keep Delhi moving especially during this time when the citizens need us the most,” said Gagan Bhatia, General Manager, Uber North.

Uber did not specify if the surge pricing would continue after the second phase of the odd-even traffic scheme ends on April 30.