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Panel wants more time to submit report on taxi fares to Maharashtra govt 

The state-appointed panel, under retired IAS officer BC Khatua to review taxi and autorickshaw fare fixation formula derived by single-member Hakim Panel in 2012, failed to submit its report within the July 31 deadline

mumbai Updated: Aug 01, 2017 01:07 IST
Kailash Korde
This will delay the decision-making process of the state government on the fare of taxis and autorickshaws.  
This will delay the decision-making process of the state government on the fare of taxis and autorickshaws.  (File photo)

The four-member Khatua panel, appointed by the state government to review the fares of taxis and autorickshaws, failed to submit its report within the July 31 deadline.

The committee has sought one month extension to submit the report. 

This will delay the decision-making process of the state government on the fare of taxis and autorickshaws.  

The state appointed the panel under retired IAS officer BC Khatua to review taxi and autorickshaw fare fixation formula derived by single-member Hakim Panel in 2012. 

Khatua said the report could not be finalised as he was unwell for around three weeks. “We are trying to speed up work. We will submit the report before August-end,” said Khatua. 

The committee also been entrusted the task to fix upper and lower limit fare of app-based taxis of the aggregators following the new Maharashtra City Taxi Rules 2017.

The state government has also asked the committee to decide fares of electric taxis and autorickshaws, which the government is planning to allow on the roads.

The Bombay high court had asked the committee to submit its report before July-end. Earlier, the state government had extended the deadline to June-end.

After receiving the Khatua panel report, the government is expected to take the decision on it within a couple of months.