Taxi fare will increase by Rs 3 and autorickshaw fare by Rs 2 in Mumbai from October 1. That is, people of Mumbai and metropolitan areas will now have to pay a minimum fare of Rs 28 for traveling by black-yellow taxi and Rs 23 for traveling by autorickshaw. Government officials gave this information.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) issued a press release saying that the new fare will be applicable from October 1. The minimum fare for a black-yellow taxi for one and a half kilometer distance will now be Rs 28 instead of Rs 25, while the fare of autorickshaw for the same distance will now be Rs 23 instead of Rs 21.
For travel of more than minimum one and a half kilometer distance, passengers will have to pay Rs 18.66 per kilometer instead of Rs 16.93 for traveling by black-yellow taxi, while traveling by autorickshaw will have to pay Rs 15.33 per kilometer instead of Rs 14.20. This decision was taken in the meeting of MMRTA chaired by Maharashtra Transport Secretary.
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In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, 60 thousand taxis and about 4.6 lakh autorickshaws were till now charging the fare as per the fixed rate on March 1, 2021. MMRTA said that the new rate will be applicable on petrol and CNG powered taxis.
It was also said that the price of CNG gas was Rs 49 per kg in March 1, 2021, which is now Rs 80 per kg. Apart from this, other expenses including inflation and living expenses have also increased. The fare for the blue-silver ‘cool’ cab taxi has been increased from Rs 30 to Rs 40 per kilometer for the minimum distance and will be charged at Rs 26.71 per kilometer thereafter.
The MMRTA has given time from October 1 to November 30 to re-adjust the fare meter to the new rate.
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