According to the Delhi government, Auto rickshaw fares are likely to rise from the current price of Rs 8/km to Rs 9’km. The base price will be Rs 25 for the first 1.5 km only.
A nine-member fare revision committee was formed by the Delhi government in November 2018 to look after the revision of fares for an auto rickshaw and other modes of transport as the last revision of auto rickshaw fares was six years ago.
The fare revision by the committee was expected to happen keeping in mind the rising fuel prices, maintenance cost and inflation and also time spent by auto rickshaws in traffic jams.
“The committee had initially recommended that the base fare of Rs 25 for first two kilometres should be kept as it is and the subsequent Rs 8 per kilometre should be raised to Rs 9.5 per kilometre,” a transport department official.
“However, the government asked the committee to review the price matrix. Now, it has been decided that Rs 25 would have to be paid for the first one-and-a-half kilometres and Rs 9.5 per kilometre after that. Also, a waiting charge of 75 paise could also be fixed,” he said.
The official also said that the file will be sent to the law department and they will look after the proposal after which the final decision on the revision of the fare will be taken by the government.
The nine-member committee is headed by the special commissioner (transport) Anil Banka and other senior officials of the transport department. Representatives of different resident welfare association of Delhi and representatives from the student community is also the part of the committee.