Auto-Rickshaw fares in Delhi: Government ready to hike the fares upto 35%

Auto-Rickshaw fares in Delhi: Government ready to hike the fares upto 35%

Auto-Rickshaw fares in Delhi: Government ready to hike the fares up to 35%: There is a bad news for those who like to travel by road in Delhi. State CM Arvind Kejriwal has allowed the increase in auto fares. According to a report printed in the official newspaper, the CM took the decision on Monday with a meeting with auto unions. A committee attached to the new fares will be created which will allow these fares from the State Transport Authority. Kejriwal said to around 500 auto drivers present there that they would now be able to charge 25 rupees for the first kilometer, after which he would be able to charge 10 rupees for the next every kilometer. At present, for the first two kilometers, 25 rupees and for every one kilometer it is worth 8 rupees. Last time, the rent was raised in the year 2013 when there was Congress government and Sheela Dixit was CM.

Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot confirmed that the state government has accepted the demand for hike in fares. He informed that the Committee, which has to decide the fares related to the auto-rickshaws, will also decide whether the waiting charge should be added in the rent or not.

Auto Rickshaw fare in Delhi(Previous)

The fares chargeable by the operators of the auto-rickshaws in National Capital Territory of Delhi shall be as under:

Auto-Rickshaw Rs 25/- for the first fall of 2 Kilometer (upon downing the meter) and thereafter Rs. 8/- per Kilometer for every additional Kilometer
Night Charges 25% of the fare (11:00 PM to 5:00 AM)
Waiting Charges Rs 30/- per hour or part thereof (Subject to a minimum of 15 minutes stay)
Luggage Rs. 7.50/- shall be charged as extra luggage charges whereas the driver/ operator shall not charge any money for a shopping bag or a small suitcase

The Delhi government had tried to revise fares once in 2016, but the order was rolled back after Delhi auto-rickshaw unions opposed an increase in fares since they were facing fresh competition from app-based taxi aggregators.

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