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Delhi: Your auto, taxi fares could go up next month

The four-member fare-fixation committee consisting of officials of Delhi Transport Department will submit its report to the government on fare revision soon.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2016 1:04 pm
autorickshaws, autorickshaws fares, delhi fares, delhi autorickshaws fares, delhi autorickshaws, delhi news At present, the base fare for autos is Rs 25 for the first two kilometres, while for every subsequent kilometre travellers have to pay Rs 8.

The Delhi government is likely to revise fares of autorickshaws and yellow-black taxis in the national capital next month. The four-member fare-fixation committee consisting of officials of Delhi Transport Department will submit its report to the government on fare revision soon. The fares had been last revised by the then Sheila Dikshit government in May 2013.

“The four-member committee is in the process of finalising its recommendations. However, the final decision on whether fares would be increased will be taken by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal,” a senior government official said. As Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai is currently in Chennai for physiotherapy following a surgical procedure, the committee will submit its report to the minister when he return to the national capital.

At present, the base fare for autos is Rs 25 for the first two kilometres, while for every subsequent kilometre travellers have to pay Rs 8. Those choosing yellow-black taxis for travel have to pay Rs 25 for the first kilometre. The charges for every subsequent kilometre is Rs 14 for non-AC taxis and Rs 16 for AC taxis. There are currently about 80,000 autorickshaws and 12,000 yellow-black taxis plying on the capital’s roads.

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Rajendra Soni, general secretary of Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union, said since May 2013, there has been an increase in prices of CNG, spare parts, insurance and cost of labour. “We have been demanding revision in fares of autos and kali-peeli taxis for a long time. If the government doesn’t want to increase fares, it should then give us a subsidy of Rs 6 on per kg of CNG,” Soni said.

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  1. Amit Mitra
    May 22, 2016 at 9:46 am
    Rights are mine, duties are yours. This Indian mindset is what the taxi unions are showing off. They generally do not care about customers (refusing to go to a destination, refusal to use meter, tampered meters, failure to obey the basic traffic laws) or care too much (literally forcing pengers down at train stations, fighting with each other when a person chooses one auto over other and so on... They want all the rights- right to have unions, rights to time bound fare increase et al, but no one says we will follow traffic rules or not har people because it is our duty. The fare hike will go through because they are Mr Kejriwals goons on roads.. Such a shame.
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      ASHOK KUMAR
      May 22, 2016 at 8:31 am
      Modiji has started sleeping on floor in P M House.
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        O Sajid
        May 22, 2016 at 9:24 am
        Fare revision is needed every few years and done by every govt. It is even more important now with Uber/Ola etc making a cut with thier VC funded money............lt;br/gt;Govt should link the taxi fare with inflation and price index, specifically petrol price. Another idea would be to offer tax benefits to hybrid/electric cars.
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          mohan
          May 23, 2016 at 7:50 am
          All autos must be made highly technical. One electronic smart card is to be issued to each auto. It has to be inserted in auto to start and for meter to work. The card will be periodically updated when fares are due. The card should be updated at RTO or authorised places. If any tampering is made on the card. the electronic and electrical system of the auto will fail.
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            vinay
            May 22, 2016 at 8:20 am
            This comes after odd even. Commuters left at mercy of half educated arrogant beings. Consumers rights are at all time low in Indian minds.
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