Pune: RTO revises private ambulance rates, operators can’t charge above Rs 900 for 2 hours

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Sushant Ranjan

Pune, July 8, 2020: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) Pune has revised the rates for private ambulance for carrying patients in the Coronavirus pandemic. The minimum fare is Rs 500 and maximum is Rs 900 for two hours. The rate has been revised after almost seven years.

“The ambulance fare is Rs 500 to 900 for two hours. This will be applicable across the district. None of the private ambulances will be allowed to charge more than the fixed rate. There is a little change in the notification which was issued on May 15,” said RTO Ajit Shinde.

As per the notification, the ambulance charges were Rs 500 for Maruti for 25 km for 2 hours, Rs 11 per km after that, and Rs 100 for waiting every one hour. Similarly, Tata Sumo, Matador or other private vehicles turned into ambulances would charge Rs 600 for 2 hours for 25 km, Rs 12 per km after that, and Rs 125 for waiting every hour. The charges for the first two hours are Rs 900 for Tata 407/Swaraj Mazda, Rs 13 per km after that, and Rs 150 per hour for waiting.

“Each vehicle will have a GPS system, and after every trip the ambulance will have to be sanitised. At present there are 900 ambulances registered with the RTO,” said Shinde.

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