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Delhi government today said the revised fares of auto-rickshaws and taxis will come into effect only after issuance of a notification.
"A notification on hike in auto and taxi fare could not be issued today. It is made clear that the new rates would come into effect only after issuance of the notification," a statement issued by the Chief Minister's office said.
The Delhi Cabinet had yesteday decided to hike the fares by up to 30 per cent in view of increase in prices of CNG in the last three years.
The base fare for autos has been raised from Rs 19 for the first two kilometres to Rs 25 while for every subsequent km travellers will have to pay Rs 8 as against the current fare of Rs 6.50.
Those choosing taxis for their travel will have to pay Rs 25 for the first kilometre as against the existing Rs 20.
The charges for every subsequent kilometre will be Rs 14 for non-AC taxis against the current rate of Rs 11. The air-conditioned taxis will charge Rs 16 per subsequent kilometre instead of existing Rs 13. However, there is no revision of rates for radio taxis.
Various auto-rickshaw and taxi unions have been demanding 50 per cent to 100 per cent hike in tariff due to increase in CNG rates as well as operational cost.