Snapp rep says fuel quotas needed for taxi app companies in Iran
Tehran, Iran, Oct.31
Two million mobile requests for rides per day indicate that the taxi app companies in Iran have infiltrated Iran to the fullest, Vice CEO of Snapp Group (IIG) Jhubin Alaghband told Trend.
He said that for cars operating as taxis, it is necessary to allocate a quota of gasoline according to the rate given to the public transport.
Snapp (equivalent of Uber in Iran), is becoming one of the most popular apps with foreigners in Iran.
"With the closure of factories and manufacturing units, especially in the last six months, the number of people working as taxi drivers has greatly increased," he said.
"Snapp Co. presented a letter to the fuel headquarters and the refining and distributing company to allocate a quota to each car, depending on the amount of consumption,” said Alaghband.
"We can determine how much fuel each car has spent and how much fuel consumed, and pass this information onto the refining and distribution company to allocate the necessary fuel. We can even provide it on a weekly basis," he explained.
He went on to add that Iran's Interior Ministry is repeatedly stating that taxi app companies must work behind the municipalities to receive quotas, but it means shutting down the business.