Increased auto, taxi, bus fares from today


Public will have to shell out more for travel by bus, auto or taxi from Sunday with the government announcing that the recently increased fares would come into effect from May 1. For ordinary bus travel, the minimum fare would be Rs 10 and for auto rickshaws it is fixed at Rs 30.

The hiked fares will be effective from May 1 while a decision on student ticket price is yet to be finalised with the government mulling to set up a commission to examine if the price should be increased.

The government had said that it has decided to increase minimum bus fares from Rs 8 to Rs 10 and subsequent per kilometre charge to Re 1 from 90 paise.

Private bus owners had demanded increasing the minimum fare of the general public from Rs 8 to Rs 12 and the subsequent per kilometre charge to Rs 1.10 from 90 paise.

They had also wanted the minimum student fare to be increased to Rs 6 and were, therefore, dissatisfied with the government's decision to appoint a commission to examine this issue.

The minimum auto fares was also increased to Rs 30 for two kilometres as against the existing rate of Rs 25 for one-and-a-half kilometres.

Thereafter, Rs 15 would be charged for every subsequent kilometre as against the existing Rs 12 per km.

Regarding taxi fares, cars with engine capacity of less than 1,500 cc, the minimum rate would be increased to Rs 200 for the first 5 kilometres, from the existing rate of Rs 175 for 5 km.

Thereafter, Rs 18 would be charged for every subsequent kilometre as against the prevailing rate of Rs 15 per km, he had said.

For vehicles with engine capacity more than 1,500 cc, the minimum rate would be increased to Rs 225 for the first 5 kilometres, from the existing rate of Rs 200, and thereafter, Rs 20 would be charged for every subsequent kilometre as against the prevailing rate of Rs 17 per km, he had said.

Minimum fares of quadricycles would be hiked from Rs 30 to Rs 35 and the per kilometre charge would be increased from Rs 12 to Rs 15. (With PTI inputs)


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