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Longstanding demand of auto drivers fulfilled; minimum fare fixed at Rs 25

Longstanding demand of auto drivers fulfilled; minimum fare fixed at Rs 25

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 15, 2016 : A longstanding demand of autorickshaw drivers has been fulfilled wit h Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim   who is also the RTA  Chairman  issuing orders increasing minimum auto fares to Rs 25 with effect from January 15, Friday.

autoThe order states that the fare has been revised considering the increase in  costs of fuel, spare parts, insurance premium as well as essential commodities.

As per the orders, the minimum fare is Rs 25 for the first 1.5 kms for maximum three passengers and the fare would be Rs 13 for every one km travelled thereafter. If waiting charge is free for the first 15 minutes, thereafter 25 per cent of the fare is fixed as waiting charge for every 45 minutes. As far as luggage charges are concerned, it is free for the first 20 kgs and Rs 2 per kg for  every additional  20 kg. Drivers can charge one and a half   times of the fare between 10 pm and 5 am.

The order states that all details  of the driver must be clearly displayed  behind the driver’s seat. Any complaint can be made by calling toll free number  1077 or by sending an SMS to 9481802019. The digital fare meter in the autorickshaws will need to be modified so that they display the revised rates.  This has to be done within the next 60 days, states the order.

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Ankith Tiwari, Bejai Fri, January-15-2016, 12:18

The driver’s demand more and more on raise in cost of all the spare parts so and so. They are not ready to decrease the price even to one percent .But the rickshaw driver’s are harsh on the customer’s sometimes act as the owner’s of the road.

Kalavathy Mani, Mangalore Thu, January-14-2016, 11:12

The rickshaw meter fare is 23rs or 25rs i doesn’t effect the public because some drivers did not have any courtesy to give back 2rs change

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