This Article is From May 01, 2013

Delhi raises auto, taxi fares by up to 30 per cent

Delhi raises auto, taxi fares by up to 30 per cent
New Delhi:

Travelling in autos and taxis will cost more in the capital from Thursday with the Delhi government deciding to hike fares by up to 30 per cent.

The revision in fares, which came after almost three years, was done in view of the hike in CNG by 40 per cent in the past 36 months. The new fares will come into effect from Thursday.

According to the government decision, a commuter taking an auto will have to pay Rs 25 instead of the existing Rs 20 for the first two kilometres. For every subsequent kilometre, one will have to pay Rs 8 in place of the existing Rs 6.5, a senior official said.

There is no change in the waiting charges and it will remain at the existing Rs 30 per hour.

Those choosing taxis for their travel will have to pay Rs 25 for the first kilometre as against the existing Rs 20.

The charges for every subsequent kilometre will be Rs 14 for non-AC taxis and Rs 16 for AC taxis. Previously, one had to pay Rs 11 for non-AC and Rs 13 for AC ones.

The official said there had been an increase of 39.7 per cent in CNG prices in the last three years from Rs 27.5 per kg to Rs 38.35 per kg.

There had been pressure from auto and taxi operators in the city for a revision in hike.

The last revision was done in June 2010.