Auto, taxi fares hiked in Delhi

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday announced a steep hike in auto and taxi fares. For autos, commuters will now have to pay Rs.19 for the first two kilometres and Rs.6.50 for each subsequent kilometre.

The fare for black and yellow cabs has been hiked to Rs.20 for the first kilometre and Rs.11 for each subsequent kilometre. However, the fare of radio taxis has not been increased.

At present, autos charge Rs.10 for the first kilometre and Rs.4.50 for each subsequent kilometre.

‘The government has asked auto unions to install GPS system, for which they would have to pay Rs.1,500 to the government. The GPS system has to be installed within a period of six months,’ Delhi Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said.

The notification regarding fare hike is likely to come Wednesday after which the new tariff will be implemented, he said.

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