Yandex will reduce taxi prices in Yekaterinburg
Yandex.Taxi discusses the reduction of taxi prices in Yekaterinburg. According to a source at the company's head office, such a decision had been caused by the plans of the DiDi Chinese aggregator to start working in the city.
“Yandex knows that DiDi will soon enter Yekaterinburg, therefore they are trying to attract passengers by low tariffs. A gradual reduction is currently being discussed. For the next two or three months, the price of a minute may be stuck at the level of ₽6.40, "- said the interlocutor of the agency.
According to Yandex, technically it is already possible to launch DiDi in Yekaterinburg. A source from URA.RU has clarified that the company may appear in the city by mid-June. Due to this, some taxi companies who work with Yandex have already begun to sign preliminary cooperation agreements with the Chinese company.
Roman Iskhakov, a partner of Yandex.Taxi in Yekaterinburg, suggested that the company would start competing DiDi not only for the customers, but for the drivers also. “Today the driver of Yandex.taxi earns ₽7.4 thousand for 40 applications. But as soon as DiDi started working in Kazan, Yandex raised this amount to ₽10 thousand,” – he shared.