Minimum fare for autos and taxis in Mumbai hiked by Rs 3

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Minimum fare for autos and taxis in Mumbai hiked by Rs 3

The minimum fare for Mumbai’s autorickshaws and taxis will be Rs 21 and Rs 25 respectively from March 1, after a hike of Rs 3 was approved on Monday, said Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab.

The minimum fare over a distance of 1.5 kilometres for taxis will go up from Rs 22 to Rs 25, while that for the three-wheelers will rise from Rs 18 now to Rs 21, said RTO officials.

Beyond this flag down minimum distance, passengers will have to 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 formula 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 Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) member said.

The decision was taken in an MMRTA meeting chaired by the transport secretary on Monday, he added.

Parab said drivers and owners will have to recalibrate their electronic meters within a period of three months from March 1 to reflect the new fares.

The minister said a fare hike has been given to the autorickshaw and taxi sector in the metropolis after a gap of six years and “it was long overdue”.

The last fare hike was implemented on June 1, 2015, officials pointed out.

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Yes bro, they also deserve rise in their incomes

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The last fare hike was an aftermath of Strike caused by them given very less services to compete with. Now as Uber, Ola & 2 wheeler taxi entering service they don’t try overstepping their limits.

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Ye to Hona hi tha bro, Fuel price is going up like rocket. They will also have to increase tariffs to compensate.

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