29 of September. The popular service BlaBlaCar, which allows drivers to search for travel companions, began to charge users for seat reservation, it said in a statement in the application. Earlier reservations are free of charge - passengers pay a fare to the driver.
Fees for booking travel will be up to 20% of the total cost of the trip and it will be charged only with passengers. At the first stage the Commission will only apply to journeys from Chelyabinsk to Yekaterinburg, but before the end, the Commission will be introduced for all travel within Russia.
Pay fees for booking a trip, users can by means of electronic money and credit cards. In the future, the creators of the application plan to introduce the possibility of paying via mobile phone balance and through internet banking.
Representatives BlaBlaCar note that the service is already charges a fee to the passengers, while the trip is still costing them a lot cheaper than a ticket for a bus or a train in many European countries.