Policy Times talks to auto owners and driver and people of Delhi on increase the fare of auto-rickshaw in Delhi. With just a few months to go for the Assembly election in Delhi, the AAP government on Wednesday notified new auto-rickshaw fares effecting an 18.75-per cent increase on existing rates. The move will impact owners and drivers of over 90,000 auto-rickshaws plying in the national capital, who had played a crucial role in the rise of the AAP. Auto-rickshaw drivers will be able to charge the revised rates after necessary re-calibration of fare meters. It will take around 1.5 months for re-calibration of meters in over 90,000 autos registered in Delhi,” said a senior Transport Department official. Under the revised rates, the meter down charge will be Rs 25 for the first 1.5 km, instead of existing 2 km”.
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