Auto-rickshaws kick up dust as they travel near the Delhi city boundary in Faridabad, Haryana (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Delhi Auto-Rickshaw Fares Hiked By More Than 18%

The Delhi Cabinet approved recommendations of a fare revision committee to hike auto-rickshaw tariffs by Rs 1.50 a kilometre.

The meter-down charge of Rs 25 per two kilometre has also been revised by the committee to Rs 25 for 1.5 kilometre, said Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.

The revised charges will be implemented after the Transport Department’s notification, Gahlot said.

The transport minister said fare revision is not a reserved subject and there is no need for the approval of the lieutenant governor.

The existing auto-rickshaw fare in the city is Rs 8 per kilometre which has been raised to Rs 9.50, an 18.75 percent surge.

The auto-rickshaw meters will be re-calibrated to charge the revised fare, the minister said.

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