The slab for distances beyond 15 km, which presently is set at an interval of five km, will also be brought down to three km

Following the recent revision of autorickshaw fare, traffic authorities are all set to hike prepaid auto charges soon.

Apart from revising the fare, authorities are also contemplating a revamp of the distance slabs beyond 15 km.

“Ever since the revision of meter charges, there is a demand to increase the prepaid auto rates. We are holding consultations with all stake holders to revise the fares,” Additional CP (Traffic) C.V. Anand said.

Also, the slab for distances beyond 15 km, which presently is set at an interval of five km, will also be brought down to three km.

He also stated that the prepaid autorickshaw initiative at the Secunderabad railway station has been successful.

The facility will also be soon extended to the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS), Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) along with Nampally and Kachiguda railway stations. “There is a popular demand for prepaid auto facility at more places and we are finalising plans to introduce them,” he said.

Passenger-friendly

“Commuters prefer prepaid autos as it removes the necessity to haggle with auto drivers after a long journey,” he pointed out while claiming that complaints about high fares of prepaid autos have been very few.

Safe for passengers

“It is also safer for passengers as the auto numbers are noted down at the counter itself while issuing the receipt,” he added.

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