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Iran Ride-Hailing Services Agitated About Fuel Rationing

Due to the economic problems and galloping inflation, the government is planning to announce the ration gasoline scheme that ended in 2015. This is bad news for ride-hailing companies
Iran Ride-Hailing Services Agitated About Fuel Rationing Iran Ride-Hailing Services Agitated About Fuel Rationing

The government of President Hassan Rouhani is mulling reintroduction of the gasoline rationing system that ended in 2015 and the restrictions could, and very likely will, harm ride-hailing companies, with drivers already complaining about low fares. 
Gasoline was rationed in 2007 to curb overconsumption. At that time motorists could buy 60 liters of subsidized fuel each month with a special card at 7,000 rials (70 cents) per liter (at the time one dollar fetched 10,000 rials). Taxis were eligible for 600 liters a month.
The e-Commerce Union spokesman Reza Olfatnasab told local news website Zoomit.ir, “Authorities are apparently discussing the reintroduction of the gasoline rationing scheme for some time now. However, no final decision has been made. Whatever that may be, it will certainly impact the work of online taxi services and ride-hailing companies.”
 

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