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The burden of the common man’s pocket will increase! Traveling on taxis and autos in Mumbai from October 1 will be expensive! Know what are the new prices?

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Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) issued a press release saying that the new fare will be applicable from October 1.
The minimum fare for a black-yellow taxi for one and a half kilometer distance will now be Rs 28 instead of Rs 25.
In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, 60 thousand taxis and about 4.6 lakh autorickshaws were till now charging the fare as per the fixed rate on March 1, 2021.

Mumbai: In Mumbai, from October 1, the fare of taxi (Rent) and autorickshaw (Auro Rickshaw) will increase by Rs. That is, people of Mumbai and metropolitan area will now have to pay a minimum fare of Rs 28 for traveling by black-yellow taxi and Rs 23 for traveling by autorickshaw. Government officials gave this information on Tuesday. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority (MMRTA) issued a press release saying that the new fare will be applicable from October 1.

The minimum fare for a black-yellow taxi for one and a half kilometer distance will now be Rs 28 instead of Rs 25, while the fare of autorickshaw for the same distance will now be Rs 23 instead of Rs 21. Passengers will have to pay a fare of Rs 18.66 per kilometer instead of Rs 16.93 for traveling by black-yellow taxis for a minimum distance of more than one and a half kilometres. Whereas traveling by autorickshaw will cost Rs 15.33 per kilometer instead of Rs 14.20.

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This decision was taken in the meeting of MMRTA held on Monday under the chairmanship of Maharashtra Transport Secretary, but it was announced after the signing of its details. In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, 60 thousand taxis and about 4.6 lakh autorickshaws were till now charging the fare as per the fixed rate on March 1, 2021. MMRTA said that the new rate will be applicable on petrol and CNG powered taxis.

It was also said that as on March 1, 2021, the price of CNG gas was Rs 49 per kg, which is now Rs 80 per kg. Apart from this, other expenses including inflation and living expenses have also increased. The fare for blue-silver ‘cool’ cab taxis has been increased from Rs 30 to Rs 40 per kilometer for the minimum distance and will be charged at Rs 26.71 per kilometer thereafter.

The MMRTA has given time from October 1 to November 30 to re-adjust the fare meter to the new rate.

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