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Kinda a piece of bad news for all of us daily auto commuters! Auto-rickshaw fares in Delhi have been raised by 18.75 per cent with effect from today. The increment in per km charge has been made from ₹8 to ₹9.5, extra ₹7.50 for luggage and waiting charge is ₹0.75 per minute if auto gets caught up in traffic.
This decision comes a few months before the Delhi Assembly elections and will impact around 90,000 auto-rickshaw drivers. These drivers have been instrumental in the rise of the Aam Aadmi party in the past. According to officials, the recalibration of the metre will take around 1.5 months. The new fares were announced by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government last week.
So, now get ready to shell out more money for your everyday rides!
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