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Delhi govt hikes auto-taxi fares amid rising CNG prices

New Delhi: The Delhi Government announced a hike in auto-rickshaw and taxi fares on Friday, ahead of the national capital’s civic election and in response to rising CNG prices.

In this regard, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot had received representations from auto-rickshaw and taxi associations.

The auto metre will now be Rs 30 instead of Rs 25, and the fare will be Rs 11 per km instead of Rs 9.5. Night Charge has not been altered.

The first kilometre of non-AC taxi fare has been increased from Rs 25 to Rs 40.

At the same time, after 1 km, the non-AC taxi fare will be Rs 17 per km rather than Rs 14 per km. The fare for an AC taxi has been raised from Rs 16 per km to Rs 20 per km.

However, to some relief of the passengers, the ‘Night Charge’ has not been altered.

The Delhi government has given its approval, and a notification will be issued shortly.

The most recent revision to auto-rickshaw fares occurred in 2020, while the most recent revision to taxi fares, including black and yellow, economy, and premium, occurred in 2013.

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