Karnataka government notifies minimum and maximum fare for taxis

Four categories of fares introduced; rides to become expensive

Passengers will have to shell out more for a taxi ride in the city. The State government on Wednesday notified minimum and maximum fare for taxis operated by aggregators such as Uber, Ola and others. Four categories of fares have been introduced based on the cost of the vehicle.

The notification states that hiring a small cab (D class - vehicle costing below ₹5 lakh) will cost ₹ 44 for the first four kilometres. For subsequent kilometres, the aggregators can charge minimum fare of ₹ 12 and maximum of ₹24.

For C class (vehicles costing between ₹ 5 and 10 lakh), the first four kilometres cost will be ₹ 52. For subsequent kilometres, a maximum rate of ₹ 24 and minimum of ₹ 12 will be applicable.

For B class (₹ 10-16 lakh ), the minimum fare for the first four kilometres will be ₹ 68, there after maximum of ₹ 34 per km and minimum of ₹16 per could be charged.

For luxury taxis (A class, vehicles costing above ₹16 lakh), for the first four kms the rate would be ₹80 and thereafter maximum of ₹45 per km and minimum of ₹20 will be applicable.

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