Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the new rates would be announce in a day or two by transport deparment.
"Because of the hike in gas price, the auto fare has to be increased. We discussed the issue thread-bare and the rates will be announced by the transport department with in a day or two," Dikshit said.
The minimum fare is expected to be increased from Rs 20 for the first 2 km instead of Rs 10 (first 1 km) at present. The one kilometre fare after the first 2 km will be Rs 6.50 instead of the current Rs 4.50. The rates have not been finalised yet.
Transport department will announce the new rates after holding a final round of talks with the unions. Autorikshaw unions had warned to go on a strike last month after the Central government decided to hike the CNG rate. The CNG rate has gone up by Rs 5.60 per kg, in Delhi.