Here are the details of the New fare chart of Auto Rickshaw effective from 2019. The Auto Union has demanded that the new auto fare should be Rs 25/km, which is 18.75% more as the meter down charge will be for the first 1.5 Km instead of 2 km. In this post, I have shared details of night charges, waiting for charges and luggage charges as per the fare change.
Even Mumbai recently had hike in Auto Rickshaw charges.
New Auto Rickshaw Fare chart details in Delhi
|Auto-Rickshaw||Rs 25/- for the first fall of 1.5 Kilometer (upon downing the meter) and after that Rs. 9.5/- per Kilometer for every additional Kilometer|
|Night Charges||25% of the fare (11:00 PM to 5:00 AM)|
|Waiting Charges||Rs 45/- per hour or 0.75 per minute or part thereof (Subject to a minimum of 15 minutes stay)|
|Luggage||Rs. 7.50/- shall be charged as extra luggage charges whereas the driver/ operator shall not charge and money for a shopping bag or a small suitcase|
That said, it will take time for autorickshaw meters to be recalibrated. Until that is complete, you will have to calculate the fare manually. According to the government, it will take around one and half months for the whole process. Until then, they will charge the fare as per the new fare structure.
So how do you calculate the new auto fare based on the old meter? The calculation is relatively simple. Earlier it was Rs 8 per KM which is now Rs 9.5. Thats an increase of Rs 1.5/ Km. All you need to do is at pay 18.75% more on the current meter charges to meet the new auto rickshaw fare in Delhi.
It is an approximate calculation. If you feel this can be more accurate, let us know in the comments. I wish there were an AutoRickshaw app which could have kept track of these fare changes, and would have let us know about it.