«Yandex» and Uber has notified the authorities of Moscow on the confluence of taxi services

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«Yandex» and Uber has notified the authorities of Moscow about the merger of their taxi services, said the Deputy head of the Moscow Department of transport Dmitry Pronin on Thursday.

In July, Yandex and Uber announced that they had agreed to merge the businesses of online travel arrangements in Russia and also in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan in the new company. However, the authorities of the Russian capital said that has not yet received notification about the merger from the companies.

«Colleagues have been informed,» — said Pronin reporters at the fifth international Eurasian forum «Taxi».

He added that the deal companies is in the area of control of the Federal Antimonopoly service, which will give its opinion after a few months after their merger.

«If the merger does occur and the transaction will take place, of course, the market will be subject to small changes, but in General for passengers, as far as we know, essentially, nothing will change. The car can be ordered via one app and another,» — said Pronin.

Earlier, the FAS said that the decision on the transaction will be made within 90 days.

Speaking about a possible increase in the price of the trip with this merger, Pronin noted that the trend of increasing prices.

«I noted in his report: the last time the average cost of a taxi from 2014, gradually reduced. For the first half of 2017 the average cost of a taxi trip remains,» he concluded.

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