Didi says drivers will know how much they pay for rides


Beijing, Aug 16 - Didi Global Inc said on Monday that drivers in several Chinese cities will be able to know details of how Didi pays them, the first big move by the ride-hailing giant after it was criticised by state media that it also pays drivers unfairly.

In a post on Weibo, Didi said driver in seven Chinese cities will be the first to know details of how much they get and how much for each ride customers pay.

Didi said it would continue to improve its price strategy after receiving drivers' responses.

In May, China's state news agency Xinhua reported in an investigation report that Didi gets over 30% of what customers pay for a ride and criticised the unfair policy.

After the Xinhua report, Didi said in a post that drivers on average received 79.1% of passenger fees for rides last year and 3.1% of fees will go towards its profit.

Didi is under cybersecurity probe by several Chinese regulators after going ahead with its initial public offering of $4.4 billion in June despite pushback from the Cyberspace Administration of China.