Mumbai: Taxi union petitions government for Rs 5 hike, autos demand Rs 2 | Mumbai News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: The Mumbai taximen’s union petitioned the state government on Thursday, demanding a hike of Rs 5 on minimum taxi fare — from Rs 25 to Rs 30.
The mumbai autorickshawmen’s union has also demanded a rise of Rs 2 in auto fares — from Rs 21 to Rs 23.
This is in the wake of CNG prices being increased by over Rs 18 per kg in the past one year after the hikes for both taxis and autos were announced in March 2021. The price of CNG is now Rs 67 per kg after the latest huge hike of Rs 7 from April 6.
Said Mumbai Taximen’s union leader A L Quadros : “As per the Khatua committee report, if the CNG price is increased by over 25%, the taxi fare should be revised without any delay. However, the transport department is not bothered to revise the taxi fare even though the CNG price is increased by over 25% in a year.”
Thampy Kurien from Mumbai autorickshawmen’s union said that the drop in CNG price on April 1 was a relief and unions were thinking twice before demanding a hike in fares.
“But now with a huge Rs 7 hike in CNG rate, we are approaching the government to increase fares,” he said.



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