According to senior transport department officials, radio taxi fare revision was on the cards ever since the auto-rickshaw fare was revised in May this year. “The radio taxi operators had been demanding a revision in their fares. We could not do it when auto-rickshaw fare was revised but we have done it now,” a senior transport department official said. Radio taxi is a popular mode of transport in Delhi. There are about 5,000 AC radio cabs and 3,800 economy radio taxis plying in the Capital. Available on demand and fitted with a global positioning system, radio cabs are considered a safe transport for women and those who travel late night.
Approximately two lakh people travel by radio taxis in Delhi every day.