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Radio cab fares may hit R20/km

delhi Updated: Sep 02, 2010 01:03 IST
Atul Mathur

Two months after the fares of auto-rickshaws and taxis were raised, a radio-cab ride is also set to get costlier.

Sources in the transport department privately said a 33 per cent hike was likely — an increase of R5 in the current R15-a-kilometre fare. The transport department has reportedly sent the proposal to the transport minister for approval.

"The new fare structure will come into effect as soon as the minister approves it, which is likely to happen in a day or two," a senior official said.

Introduced in 2006, radio cabs have evolved as a major alternative transit system with 4,500 cabs being run by 13 radio taxi operators in the Capital.

The hike was expected to take place along with the auto fare revision in June. But the transport department delayed it.

"The CNG price hike had necessitated the revision of radio cab fares also," said Neeraj Kumar, MD, Orix Auto Infrastructure Services Limited, the company that runs Delhi Cabs.