Mumbai's taxi & auto fares to rise from Oct 1

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority on Tuesday said that the minimum fare for black and yellow taxis in Mumbai and the surrounding area will now be Rs 28 and for auto rickshaws it will be Rs 23, with the base fares increasing by Rs 3 and Rs 2 respectively.The revised rates will take effect from October 1st, according to a release from the MMRTA.Earlier, the minimum fee for a 1.5 km trip in a kaali-peeli taxi was Rs 25 and Rs 21 in an auto-rickshaw."Beyond this minimum flag down distance, passengers will have to pay Rs 18.66 per km instead of Rs 16.93 per km for taxis and Rs 15.33 a km instead of 14.20 (per km) for auto-rickshaws," the release stated. The Maharashtra transport secretary presided over the MMRTA meeting on Monday where the decision to raise the fares was made. However, it was announced only after the minutes of the meeting were signed.The MMRTA stated that the existing fare for around 60,000 taxis and about 4.6 lakh auto-rickshaws in MMR has been in force since March 1, 2021. The new rates will be applicable for petrol as well as CNG-operated taxis. The taxi and auto rickshaw fares were revised as CNG price was hiked to Rs 80 per kg from Rs 49.40 per kg on March 1, 2021, besides the rising cost of living, inflation and other factors, it added. Blue-silver "Cool" cab taxis' minimum fare has been increased to Rs 40 per km from Rs 33 per km, and thereafter the per km fare of these cabs will be Rs 26.71. The MMRTA has provided two months between October 1 to November 30 for the recalibration of fare metres installed in taxis and auto rickshaws. Inputs from PTI

Mumbai's taxi & auto fares to rise from Oct 1
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority on Tuesday said that the minimum fare for black and yellow taxis in Mumbai and the surrounding area will now be Rs 28 and for auto rickshaws it will be Rs 23, with the base fares increasing by Rs 3 and Rs 2 respectively.The revised rates will take effect from October 1st, according to a release from the MMRTA.Earlier, the minimum fee for a 1.5 km trip in a kaali-peeli taxi was Rs 25 and Rs 21 in an auto-rickshaw."Beyond this minimum flag down distance, passengers will have to pay Rs 18.66 per km instead of Rs 16.93 per km for taxis and Rs 15.33 a km instead of 14.20 (per km) for auto-rickshaws," the release stated. The Maharashtra transport secretary presided over the MMRTA meeting on Monday where the decision to raise the fares was made. However, it was announced only after the minutes of the meeting were signed.The MMRTA stated that the existing fare for around 60,000 taxis and about 4.6 lakh auto-rickshaws in MMR has been in force since March 1, 2021. The new rates will be applicable for petrol as well as CNG-operated taxis. The taxi and auto rickshaw fares were revised as CNG price was hiked to Rs 80 per kg from Rs 49.40 per kg on March 1, 2021, besides the rising cost of living, inflation and other factors, it added. Blue-silver "Cool" cab taxis' minimum fare has been increased to Rs 40 per km from Rs 33 per km, and thereafter the per km fare of these cabs will be Rs 26.71. The MMRTA has provided two months between October 1 to November 30 for the recalibration of fare metres installed in taxis and auto rickshaws. Inputs from PTI