Puducherry: The transport department has directed autorickshaws in the Union territory to immediately fix meters with the fare fixed by the department.
Transport Commissioner SD Sundaresan said in a release that the fare should be Rs 20 for the first two km and Rs 10 for every additional one km. This is the common schedule for all four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, he said.
He said the department would take stern action if excess fare was collected.
Sundaresan said action would also be taken against unauthorized persons letting out two wheelers to foreign tourists and others visiting Puducherry from other states. The two wheelers on rent are available at bicycle stores.