Maha govt allow hike in auto, taxi fares in Mumbai
Mumbai: Maharashtra government has allowed hike in taxi and autorickshaw fares in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region from October 11.
The government has also decided to phase out taxis and autos being used for more than 20 years in Mumbai, a release from the chief minister`s office said.
Based on the Hakim committee recommendations, the government has increased the minimum fare for CNG-run taxis from Rs 17 to Rs 19 while the fare per km will be Rs 12.35 against Rs 10.50 now.
For the cool cab taxis, the minimum fare will be Rs 23 instead of Rs 21 and the per km fare will be Rs 15.42 against Rs 13.12 earlier.
Similarly, the minimum auto fare will be Rs 15 instead of Rs 12 while the per km fare will increase from Rs 7.12 to Rs 9.87.
In the Kalyan-Bhiwandi area, the autorickshaws running on petrol will have minimum fare of Rs 19 instead of Rs 15 while the per km fare will be Rs 12.47 instead of Rs 9.50.
It has also been decided to phase out taxis and autos being used for more than 20 years in Mumbai, the release said.
Strict action like penalty or suspension of license permit will be taken against taxi and auto drivers for bad behaviour towards commuters and refusing them.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who also holds the transport department, said he expects autos and taxis to provide good services to passengers.
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