After the fast and super convenient Delhi metro, auto rickshaws are the second best thing that makes transportation easy for the Delhiites.
These auto rickshaws are way more popular than Ola taxies and Uber cabs. They are also cheap, fairly fast and their drivers are the perfect entertainers. They always tell you an intriguing story to make your ride more enjoyable.
But now there are chances that Delhi auto rickshaws fare is going increase.
Wondering what I mean?
Delhi auto rickshaws fare hike is not a joke. You might think it of as a rumor but soon Delhiites have to pay new charges for their auto rickshaw rides. Those yellow and black chariots that you use to go to your work are soon going to introduce new fare rates.
The State Transport Authority
STA (State Transport Authority) has been trying to convince the government for a very long time now. “We have sent several letters to the government but the fare have not been revised,” said general secretary of Ekta Manch, Shyam Lal Gola.
In 2016, APP government had proposed to revise the fare of auto rickshaws in Delhi, but that didn’t work. After that in Jully 2018, Arvind Kejriwal had given his in-principal approval. Sadly that didn’t work out either.
But, now the time has come. Delhi government has formed a four-member committee with the SAT to conclude the decision of the fare-revision.
Does that mean that the rumor of Delhi auto rickshaw fare hike is true?
As SAT is going to submit their proposal to Delhi transport department within the next two weeks, it is safe to say that yes. Delhiites will soon have to face increased fare charges.
How much each ride will cost after Delhi auto rickshaw fare hike?
The exact figures are still needed to be decided. But Auto drivers have demanded to get paid Rs25 for the first kilometer and Rs10 for each subsequent kilometer.
The base fare charge in buses, which is 5rs as for now, might also be changed after this discussion. Passengers will have to pay Rs10 as the new base fare to travel in the buses.
It is hard to say how much these Delhi auto rickshaws fare hike is going to affect our daily commute. But just like our favorite Delhi Metro, Delhi auto drivers are also going charge extra soon.