Thursday, January 31, 2008

Auto fare: Minimum fare increased to Rs 14

Auto fare: Minimum fare increased to Rs 14
Thursday January 31 2008 09:46 IST

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BANGALORE: Under pressure from autorickshaw drivers, the State Government on Wednesday increased autorickshaw fares in the City with effect from Feb 1.

The minimum fare has been increased from Rs 12 to Rs 14, and after that for each kilometre commuters have to pay Rs 7 instead of Rs 6.

The decision to increase the fare was taken after a joint meeting conducted by Deputy Commissioner (Bangalore Urban), DCP (Traffic) and Regional Traffic Authority officials on Wednesday.

Deputy Commissioner M A Sadiq said the fare will be effective from February 1. “We have asked autorickshaw drivers to recalibrate their fare meters in two months. Till then, they can display the new fare chart in the vehicles,” he told this website’s newspaper.

1 Comments:

At Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 10:54:00 PM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raising prices still won't help the fact that you have to beg them to take you somewhere. When I think of richshaw guys, I can only think of nodding heads!

There was a time when they used to ask us "Where would you like to go?". Now its us asking them "Where are you going? Can we come ...and we'll even pay you ..please please please...?".

 

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