Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Confusion, many complaints on Day 1 of auto, taxi fare hike

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, October 12, 2012
First Published: 01:35 IST(12/10/2012) | Last Updated: 01:38 IST(12/10/2012)

Thursday, the first day of the hike in auto and taxi fares, was marked by confusion, complaints and squabbles, as most commuters and drivers did not have copies of the new tariff cards and no meters have been recalibrated.

Advertisement

The state has approved a Rs. 2 minimum fare hike for taxis and a Rs. 3 hike for autos. It has also hiked each subsequent kilometre fare of taxis from Rs. 10.50 to Rs. 12.35 and of autos from Rs. 7.12 to Rs. 9.87.

“On Thursday, we received 35 complaints, mostly from the eastern and central pockets,” said a traffic official.

“Despite hiked fares, there is no improvement in services,” complained engineering student Monisha Dhirmalani, 21.

Transport commissioner VN More said it’s wrong to expect all drivers to behave “like gentlemen” because of the hike.

Click here for the new fare chart


Advertisement
more from Mumbai

CBSE extends deadline for Good Governance Day essay competition by one day

Facing criticism over organising an essay competition on Good Governance Day (December 25) in schools affiliated to it, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a circular extending the last date for the online contest to December 26.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved