THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Autorickshaw and taxi fares are likely to be revised by month-end as the Transport Department would present Justice Ramachandran Commission report, suggesting increase in the fares, in the Cabinet meeting on September 24.
The Commission report, submitted a couple of days ago to the Transport Department, had recommended to raise the minimum fare charged by autorickshaws from Rs 15 to Rs 20.
This minimum fare will be applicable to the first 1.25 km distance and the fare for an additional km will be increased from Rs 10 to Rs 11, as per the recommendations of the report. “The report will be presented in the Cabinet at the earliest. Though it was earlier decided to present it on September 17 there is little chance for the same. The Cabinet meeting will consider the recommendations on September 24,” Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said.
Minimum fare for taxis would become Rs 200 from existing Rs 100 if the recommendations of report are implemented by government whereas that of air-conditioned taxis would increase from Rs 120 to Rs 220.