Car-taxi fare hike: metro travel more expensive, bus cheapest, Rs 65 will have to be paid in car for five km journey

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If you travel by metro in Delhi and need to take a car or taxi to go from the station to the final destination, you will have to pay more for car and taxi than for the metro. For covering the same distance of five km on average by all three modes of transport, the car costs twice as much as the subway, while the taxi costs three times as much. Even after that, there is no guarantee that you will reach your destination on time in Delhi road traffic. In the midst of all this, buses will still prove to be the cheapest mode of travel in Delhi.

The increase in car taxi fares by the Delhi government will further increase the financial burden on both the passengers and drivers as transportation services become more expensive. For a journey of about five kilometers, the metro costs Rs 30, while car costs Rs 65 and non-AC taxi costs more than Rs 100. If you travel in a normal bus from DTC or cluster then Rs 10 while for AC buses you have to spend Rs 15 to cover this distance. Means that the fare will be two and a half to three times higher in the subway, four times in a car and up to six times in a taxi.

Expenses for various transport services

  • Metro 5 to 12 km – Rs 30
  • 5km by car – Rs 65
  • Taxi – over Rs 100
  • Bus-Non AC-10, AC-15 Rs
Drivers demand an increase in the subsidy from the start, taxi companies benefit

Rajendra Soni, general secretary of Delhi Auto Rickshaw Union, said the drivers have been demanding from the outset to increase the subsidy on CNG. Due to the increase in the fares of only black and yellow taxis and cars, passengers cannot even travel from railways and airports. They get a chance to travel at low fares in app-based taxis. The government has ignored the interests of private taxi drivers.

Drivers’ earnings will be affected
Kishan Verma, president of the All Delhi Auto Taxi Transport Congress, has called the fare increase a government conspiracy. He said the fare has been increased at the behest of app-based taxi companies. Instead of increasing the subsidy on CNG, raising the rate will further reduce drivers’ revenues. After the Corona period, travelers first want to spend less. The decrease in passenger numbers due to a fare increase will affect drivers’ earnings.

Drivers will get relief from the increase in car rates. But with the rent increase, the government would have to subsidize the cost of overhauling the meter or the companies would have to do it for free. Reviewing the rental rates in one meter costs around Rs 600.

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If you travel by metro in Delhi and need to take a car or taxi to go from the station to the final destination, you will have to pay more for car and taxi than for the metro. For covering the same distance of five km on average by all three modes of transport, the car costs twice as much as the subway, while the taxi costs three times as much. Even after that, there is no guarantee that you will reach your destination on time in Delhi road traffic. In the midst of all this, buses will still prove to be the cheapest mode of travel in Delhi.

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