Pune, 16th November 2021: A decision has been taken by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) regarding an increase in fares of autorickshaws in Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, and Baramati
District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, who is the RTA Chairman, held a meeting on 11th November at the Collectorate.
For the first 1.5 km, the minimum fare payable for rickshaws will be Rs 21, an increase of Rs 3 compared to the previous fare of Rs 18.
Then for every further km fare payable will be Rs 14, an increase of Rs 1.69, compared to the previous fare (Rs 12.39).
The revised autorickshaw fare hike is effective from 22.11.2021, informed RTA member secretary Ajit Shinde, who is the Pune regional transport officer (RTO).
In municipal area (Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad) from midnight to 5 am, an additional 25 per cent fare will be charged.
40 percent additional fare will be admissible for rural areas except for Municipal Corporation area from midnight to 5 am.
60 x 40 cm sized luggage will be permissible for passengers. A fee of Rs 3 will be admissible for a size larger than that.
As the mentioned fare reform will be effective from 22.11.2021, the deadline for meter calibration of autorickshaws is being given from 22.11.2021 to 31.01.2022.
As the revised fare for autorickshaws is applicable from 22.11.2021, the fare improvement will be applicable only for those autorickshaw holders who have undergone meter calibration from 22.11.2021
The authority decided to take action against those autorickshaw owners who do not undergo meter calibration within the stipulated time.
License suspension period– One day license suspension for each day delay after the expiration date. The maximum suspension period will be 40 days.
Penalty charges instead of suspension – Rs 50 for each day after the expiration of stipulated. However, the maximum penalty will not be more than Rs 2000.