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Taxis protest Uber in Budapest

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Approximately 60 cabs protested yesterday in Budapest against U.S.-based ridesharing service Uber, precisely the service’s free promotion announced for this weekend. The protest involved a drive through the city center ending near the Castle District, Hungarian blog Kettősmérce reported late yesterday.

According to the blog, the drivers are planning another protest for next Friday’s rush-hour traffic if “steps are not made to level the playing field”.

In Budapest, Uber advertises a base fare of HUF 300 and a HUF 130 per-kilometer fee. Under a decree in force from September 2013, the base fare for taxis operating in Budapest was set at HUF 450 and the per-kilometer fee at HUF 280.

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