New Delhi, July 24: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is said have given a nod to a new fare slab structure during a meeting with representatives of various auto drivers' unions which may lead to increase in auto-rickshaw fares in the national capital, said reports.
As per reports, the fares could be hiked to Rs 25 for the first kilometre, followed by Rs 10 of each subsequent kilometre.
At present, the fares are Rs 25 for first Kilometers and thereafter Rs. 8 per Kilometer for every additional Kilometer.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met representatives of autorickshaw unions on Monday and directed that a committee should be soon formed to decide on the revision of fares of autorickshaws in the capital. The last time the fares of autorickshaws were hiked was in 2013, said a TOI report.
Transport minister Kailash Gahlot confirmed that the Delhi government had considered the demands of auto-rickshaw unions that had agreed to hike fares, reported Hindustan Times.
Fares were last increased in May 2013 by the then Congress government led by Sheila Dikshit.