Bengaluru: Taxi fares up 20%, Ola, Uber spared | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Get set to dig deeper into your pockets if you are a taxi commuter. The government on Monday hiked the tariffs of long-distance taxis and city cabs, which are not operated by aggregators such as Uber and Ola, by over 20 per cent to Rs 18 per km for non-AC and Rs 24 for AC taxis.
The transport department on Monday notified the new tariffs which will come into force with immediate effect. The last revision was in 2013. The government attributed the hike to increasing prices of fuel, vehicles and their maintenance.
The tariff of non-AC cabs has been increased from Rs 14.5 to Rs 18 per km and that of AC vehicles to Rs 24 per km from Rs 19.5. For night travel (between 12am and 6am), commuters must pay 10 per cent more on the total fare.
The minimum tariff (up to 4km) has also been hiked to Rs 75 from Rs 70 for non-AC and Rs 100 from Rs 80 for AC taxis. Even the waiting charges for cabs have seen an upward revision.
While there will be no waiting charge for the first five minutes, commuters must pay Re 1 for every minute thereafter, the government order read.
Earlier, no-cost waiting period was up to 20 minutes and Rs 10 extra for every 15 minutes thereafter. While there will be luggage charge up to 120kg, commuters must shell out Rs 7 per kg or part of it over this limit from the earlier Rs 5 per kg.

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