As a result of rising prices of compressed pure gasoline (CNG) within the nationwide capital over the previous few months, the Delhi authorities has authorized the revised fare for auto rickshaw and taxi.
The revised fares comes as a reduction to just about two lakh auto rickshaw and taxi drivers who needed to bear extra prices resulting from latest hikes in CNG costs.
In response to an official assertion, a commuter taking an auto should pay Rs 30 as an alternative of the present Rs 25 for the preliminary 1.5 km. Moreover, for each subsequent km, the passenger should pay Rs 11 as an alternative of Rs 9.
For taxis, the per kilometre cost after meter down has been hiked from Rs 14 to Rs 17 for non-AC automobiles and from Rs 16 to Rs 20 for AC automobiles.
With the approval of the Delhi authorities, the brand new fares for auto rickshaws and taxis shall be relevant as soon as these are notified within the coming weeks.
The final revision within the auto-rickshaw fares occurred in 2020 whereas that for taxi which incorporates black-and-yellow taxi, economic system taxi and premium taxi occurred 9 years again in 2013.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had obtained many representations from the auto-rickshaw and taxi associations and unions on the difficulty of hike in fares.
(With inputs from company)