The minimal fare for Mumbai’s autorickshaws and taxis shall be Rs 21 and Rs 25 respectively from March 1 after a hike of Rs three was accredited on Monday, mentioned Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab. The minimal fare over a distance of 1.5 kilometres for taxis will go up from Rs 22 to Rs 25, whereas that for the three-wheelers will rise from Rs 18 now to Rs 21, mentioned RTO officers.
Past this flag down minimal distance, passengers should pay Rs 16.93 per kilometres for taxis and Rs 14.20 per kilometre for autorickshaws, they added.
The fare hike has been calculated as per the components devised by the four-member Khatua panel, and it entails a hike per kilometre of Rs 2.
09 for taxis and Rs 2.01 for autorickshaws, a Mumbai Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (MMRTA) member mentioned.
The choice was taken in an MMRTA assembly chaired by the transport secretary on Monday, he added.
Parab mentioned drivers, house owners should recalibrate their digital meters inside a interval of three months from March 1 to replicate the brand new fares.
The minister mentioned a fare hike has been given to the autorickshaw and taxi sector within the metropolis after a spot of six years and “it was lengthy overdue”.
The final fare hike was applied on June 1, 2015, officers identified.