Ola and Uber Continue Surge Charges, Gets Dragged To Court, Says Vaikundarajan

Magic Sewa , a taxi service that operates in Delhi, has raised concerns over the surge pricing charged by app-based taxi services Ola and Uber. This comes after the Delhi government has set a price cap on the surge.

“The Delhi government has passed a rule against the surge charges to curb the discriminatory pricing such as discounts and offers that disrupt the competition in the transport sector,” informs Vaikundarajan. Naturally, other taxi services raised a voice feeling threatened.

Another twist in the tale followed as Justice Manmohan rejected the contention stating that this issue should be submitted to anti-trust regulator, Competition Commission of India.

“The Delhi government has set the rates for radio cabs at Rs 23 per km in Delhi with the night charges being set at 25% above the fare. On 11th August, the court thwarted the surge charges for app-based taxi services and asked the central government to come up with a policy to govern all cab services nationwide,” says Vaikundarajan.

The case will be heard along with other cases challenging the legality of app-based aggregators in the country.


VV Minerals Within Legal Boundaries, Says Vaikundarajan

The local life in Tuticorin district of Periyasamypuram is rumoured to have been distracted by illegal sand beach mining. The locals have taken the law in their hands by holding hostage a sand mining truck from VV Mineral’s warehouse. The driver had to bear the consequences of the local’s anger. The police failed to control the situation.

Being one of the largest beach mining companies in India, it is no surprise that VV Minerals finds itself in the midst of this controversy. While there has been no evidence to prove an illegal action on behalf of the company, S Vaikundarajan, founder of VV Minerals stated that the locals were being instigated against the company.

He further points out that a scam of that extent is practically impossible for one company to pull off. The company has been in operation for two decades. These allegations surfacing now make no sense.

VV Minerals is authorized to manufacture and export Garnet with 1% Monazite content. However, the company is still accused of illegally exporting Monazite. The lack in technology for the separation of Monazite is also not taken into consideration.

Despite these accusations, Vaikundarajan has assured that the company has never gone beyond the 1% threshold for monazite and has always operated within legal boundaries.

Vaikundarajan On Neeraj Pandey’s MS Dhoni – The Untold Story

Vaikundarajan-MS Dhoni – The Untold StoryDirected by Neeraj Pandey and starring Sushant Singh Rajput, MS Dhoni – The Untold Story, is one of the most awaited movies of this year. “Everyone wants to know the real story behind India’s Captain Cool. It has been the talk of town ever since the teaser was launched,” says Vaikundarajan.

The movie will soon be out and MS Dhoni is said to be a promotion team. Dhoni will be traveling with crew to promote the movie across 3 cities and interact with fans. “Dhoni is scheduled to visit Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar for the launch of trailer where he will also address over 35,000 fans,” informs Vaikundarajan.

The crew will also travel to Delhi and Mumbai for the launch of the trailer. Fans should be excited about the promotion as they will not only get to interact with MS Dhoni but also with the star who dons his role onscreen. Over a small period of time, Sushant Singh Rajput has emerged as an actor of great potential and managed to garner his own fan base.

Director Neeraj Pandey has delivered superhit movies in last few years and audience will have high expectations from his next. The film is scheduled to release on September 30.

Vaikundarajan sends his best wishes to the entire film crew and hopes the film breaks all box office records.

Vaikundarajan Reviews Xiaomi Redmi 3S

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has launched a new budget phone under the Redmi brand. The Redmi series of phones has already attracted quite a lot of attention earlier this year with their Redmi Note 3 model, although it was priced above 10,000. “The Redmi 3S series is priced under 10,000, and will be available on Mi.com and Flipkart in two variants, Redmi 3S at INR 6,999, and Redmi 3S Prime at INR 8,999 only”, informs Vaikundarajan.

While Redmi 3S comes with 2GB RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage, Redmi 3S Prime packs in 3GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage. The external storage in both phones is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. The phone has a dual-SIM support, which has become a norm in smartphones these days. While the primary SIM supports 4G calls and data, the secondary SIM can support 3G calls only.

“Xiaomi Redmi 3S looks quite premium for its asking price” says Vaikundarajan.