Auto drivers will arbitrarily increase their fares for the third time in three years. From May 30, there will be an increase of two to three rupees per stop auto fare. Also, reserve auto fares will increase by 15 to 20 per cent on every route. Bihar State Auto Rickshaw Driver Association (ACTU) Vice President Naveen Mishra and Patna District Auto Rickshaw Drivers Association CITU general secretary Bijli Prasad issued a joint statement on Saturday saying that given the massive increase in the price of petrol and CNG in the past Decision has been taken.
Earlier in June last year also, the auto driver has increased the auto fare by one to two rupees per stop without the permission of RTA and the Transport Department. In 2019, the fare was increased by 10 to 20 per cent.
The fare list will be released on May 26
On May 25, a meeting will be held with various auto unions. Point-to-point fare list will be released on May 26, which will be Rs 2 more per stoppage than the current fare, while the reserve auto fare will increase by 15 to 20 per cent.
The minimum fare will be Rs 10 instead of seven.
The maximum increase of three rupees in auto fare will be in the minimum fare. It will now be Rs 10 instead of Rs 7.
RTA did the last fare fixation nine years ago: The Transport Department and Regional Transport Authority last fixed the fare in 2013. For this, the Transport Department had set a rate of Rs 3 per km for petrol autos and Rs 2.5 for diesel autos. Accordingly, the RTA had fixed the point to point fare.
No proposal has come to me regarding the fare hike for auto drivers. After arrival, it will be considered as per the procedure. Self fixation of auto drivers is a violation of the conditions of the permit. If this happens, action will be taken as per the rules. -Rakesh Kumar, Secretary RTA