In a contemporary order, the fares of Kaali-peeli and autos in Mumbai have been elevated by Rs 3 throughout the Mumbai Metropolitan Area (MMR) area.
According to the brand new fare, the bottom fare for auto-rickshaws might be Rs 21 as a substitute of the sooner Rs 18. After that, the fare will enhance by 14.20 paise on each kilometer. Similarly, for Taxis, the brand new base fare might be Rs 25, Rs 3 greater than the earlier base fare of Rs 22. After that, the fare will enhance by Rs 18 per kilometer.
The new fares might be relevant from March 1, 2021. These fares had not been elevated since 2015 and a number of other taxi and auto drivers have been struggling particularly through the COVID-19 lockdown and with the ever-rising fuel prices in Mumbai.
According to a Times of India report, auto and taxi unions in Mumbai, Thane, and Navi Mumbai have welcomed the fare hike. “Now, with a hike, we can hope to come back to normal,” a driver was quoted as saying. The drivers have time until the month of June to get their meters modified.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena’s youth wing on Monday put up hoardings at varied petrol pumps within the metropolis concentrating on the Centre over the rising gasoline costs. The banners requested, ‘Yahi Hain Acche Din? The hoardings additionally confirmed a comparability of gasoline costs in 2015 and 2021, whereby the 12 months 2015, gasoline costs ranged between Rs 50 to Rs 60 whereas in 2021, gasoline costs have crossed Rs 90 in a number of states.
On Monday petrol costs in Mumbai stood at Rs 97.00, whereas diesel is promoting for Rs 88.06.