Autorickshaw Fare Increase In Pune, Direct Impact Of CNG Price Hike Will Now Given To Passengers

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Pune, 25th July 2022: Autorickshaw passengers will now be directly affected by the CNG price hike. In view of the increase in fuel prices, the hike in rickshaw fares has been approved in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad city and the district.

Accordingly, the rickshaw passenger will have to pay an additional fare of Rs two for the first one and a half kilometre stage, and Rs one for every kilometre thereafter. It was decided in the meeting of the Pune Regional Transport Authority that this fare increase will be implemented from August 1.

The price of CNG has increased by Rs ten in the last three months. In view of this increase in fuel prices, the rickshaw associations demanded an increase in the rickshaw fare. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by the Chairman of the Authority, District Officer Dr Rajesh Deshmukh. This decision was taken as per the recommendations of the Kathua Committee regarding the hike in rickshaw fares.

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Currently, a rickshaw is charged Rs 21 for the first one and a half kilometre stage. Now there will be an increase of Rs two, and passengers will have to pay Rs. 23 for the first phase. For every kilometre after that, the fare will be Rs 15 instead of Rs 14.

“A deadline has been given from August 1 to September 30 for validating the rickshaw meters as per the revised fare. The new fares will be applicable only for the rickshaws whose meters have been validated by August 1,” said Dr Ajit Shinde, Regional Transport Officer and Secretary of the Authority.

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