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[Resolved]  Rto — Rickshaw and Taxi Fare in Mumbai too high

In Mumbai last fare hike for rickshaw and taxi was in 2004 and that time vehicles were running on petrol, now each and every rickshaw and taxi runs on CNG in mumbai but we are still paying the fare which was set for petrol vehicle. why is no one talking about this issue, i want to take forward this issue and resolve it. For e.g. The rickshaw's run on petrol in Navi Mumbai and there the minimum fare is Rs.13, which i guess will be now Rs.11 as the petrol has come down. In my view the rickshaw fare should be Rs.7 and taxi should be Rs.10, if they are running on CNG. I would like more and more people to understand this problem.
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Complaint marked as Resolved Aug 14, 2020
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guyz plz send ur complaints 2 the below website..thais is a serious issue..all thanks to politically backed rickshaw union.

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a taxi no. MH 01 X-4146, who has charged me rs. 42/- for a short distance from mahim to don bosco via sion hospital fly over from matunga west normali i pay not more than rs. 30/- for the last 3 years. i think the meter is fast, please check.
thank you, regards
a taxi no. MH 01 X-4146, who has charged me rs. 42/- for a short distance from mahim to don bosco via sion hospital fly over from matunga west normali i pay not more than rs. 30/- for the last 3 years. i think the meter is fast, please check.
thank you, regards
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Auto Fare - Western Suburbs — Auto Fare - Western Suburbs

The minimum fare for auto in the western suburbs is Rs.9 for 1.0 reading. Hence if the reading is 9.8, the fare to be paid should be 9.8 * 9 = Rs 88 approx.

However, many o[censored]s are paying 97 Rs. instead of 88 Rs. The rate card with the auto driver also shows this incorrect rate.

Why is no action taken against this. Why is the consumer not educated with this information.

Second complaint is that, if the auto's are now running on CNG, why are the rates still high.
I attempted to take a taxi fom Kharghar to Vashi from the highway under Kharghar Flyover near Hiranandani. On e of the taxi owners stoped the taxi, threatened to break it up and old us we had to take their taxi for a minimum fare of Rs. 200/- The taxi mafia is absolutely out of control in this suburb.

Government / Rickshaws in Mira Road — Meter reading

I would like to complain against all the Rickshaw drivers in Mira Road (Thane Maharastra) as in this area their is no rule of following the meter reading and auto driver ask any thing they want and when the passenger refuses that drivers are abusive and ask you to get down. I would really wish if this crime can stop in Mira road area.
I am travel fm Juhu to Moral near Star plus office& back to Andheri Juhu for past 2 years & I pay around Rs.45 via off J B Nagar & then Andheri flyover via Juhu lane
irrespective of traffic but yesterday I took auto # MH-03R-1860 fm Moral to Juhu & paid Rs. 75 inspite of normal traffic. Fm Moral to J B Nagar meter readed 2 & suddenly meter started reading 630 when I reached to Juhu lane when traffic was very less as it took me just 20-25 mnts to reach at Juhu. Requesting to check auto meter as he may cheat other people also same way.

Thanks & Rgds
I wonder what kind of government officials we have who are not able to keep a check on taxi and auto drivers who cheat the public by having fast meters. It is a loss not only for the public but also for the taxi and auto drivers as the public will use the taxis less often as the meters are tampered. Also till date why is there no meters in areas like Thane, Mira Road, Vasai, Virar and other suburbs, what is stopping the RTO officials from taking stringent action against them? Their excuse is outdated that they do not get return fares as the population has increased in leaps and bounds.
Hi,
I travelled from Kurla station to Chandivali, Usually the fare is around Rs. 35 to 45 but sometimes I get a rikshaw which takes Rs 55 to 65 if the meter is running too high. and now I want to take a note of all the autos which takes higher prices. I don't know if after writing over here will help us anymore but I would like to complain if you could do anything about it anyway. Today I travelled by rikshaw no. MH-03-M-7569 and I think despite the traffic is too low he has charged me Rs. 55/-. Kindly do the needful.
Thanks and regards
I face a problem of the rickshaws having faulty meters everyday. And when i mentioned to the rickshaw driver he says that all meters are about Rs.5/6 more. And he's not the only one with a faulty meter and that's the business of all rickshaw drivers in Mumbai . When i took one of rickshaw drivers to the RTO at Lokhanwala, they said that the office was closed and told me to give a written complaint. Why can't something been done for faulty meters fopr a big city like Mumbai?
I'm a regular traveller by auto-rickshaw and have often noticed variable fares when i'm travelling the same distance. On one ocassion i was lucky to have an auto-rickshaw whose meter was correct. The auto-fare from Vidyavihar (Ghatkopar) to Mahakali (Andheri) was just Rs. 48; my daily travelling route. My normal fare is about Rs. 60 to 65; and on some ocassions it goes upto even Rs. 75. This observation is in light almost regular traffic conditions as I travel early morning. This auto-rickshaw driver was kind enough to explain to me how the auto-rickshaw drivers make their meters fast by 20 paise to even double the speed. Almost every auto-rickshaw meter is fast by about 40 pasie.
I would request the RTO to have a forum / tel. no. / sms no. where one can report such auto-rickshaw numbers. It would be very easy for daily auto travellers to identify such auto-rickshaws.
On one ocassion I travelled by an auto-rickshaw having an electronic meter and even his meter was fast (fare came to about Rs. 73). So please do not rely on electronic meters.
Today I took an Auto-rickshaw (MH 03 AA 8243) from Bandra to Chembur and the fare came to Rs. 80. I'm a frequent traveller on this route also and the usual fare is about Rs. 65.
I've decided to make a note and report such auto-rickshaws and hope that action is taken against them.
Hi,
I travelled from Kandivali ( Damodar Wadi ) to Malad ( chincholi), Usually the fare is around Rs. 30 to 33 but sometimes I get a rikshaw which takes Rs 38 to 42, so the meter is running too high. and now I want to take a note of all the autos which takes higher prices. I don't know if after writing over here will help us anymore but I would like to complain if you could do anything about it anyway. Today I travelled by rikshaw no. MH-03-AA-1101 and I think despite the traffic is too low he has charged me Rs. 40/-. Kindly do the needful.

Thanks and regards
Vishal Shah
one of autowalas told me that i[censored] travell same distance in auto by MH-02 number auto and MH-03 auto ... then the MH-03 startin number auto will charge 5-8 rupees more...
Guys,

I appreciate all your efforts of sharing the grievances. However, what really matters is the actions taken for these complaints. I am not sure if there is a means to see these complaints.

I have recently moved to CBD Belapur (5 days ago) and travel to Belapur station for my job every day. None of the rickshaw drivers have their meters running and also that they claim unruly fares for short distances. Today I had to go to Reliance Fresh from Croma, and there was another guy who called for the same rickshaw and coincidently had to go to Reliance Fresh too. We decided that we take the same rickshaw as we needed to go to the same place.

On reaching there, he started asking for double the money as we were 2 people traveling. And on denying, started threatening us, and started moving back to Croma insisting on dropping us back. We had to pay him Rs26, as both o[censored]s were getting late to go to work. This is not the only instance when I have faced the wrath of these rickshaw drivers. some off them have even pulled out the wires off the meters, making them practically useless. This is not possible without involvement of officials from traffic department in it.

Its hard time and some body needs to do some thing. I am even determined to go to media, if nothing concrete happens. I believe, media is the only means that makes the officials take concrete steps towards improvement.
I always take a cab in the morning from the old Mazgain post office to Mg Road at Fort and the cab fare varies between Rs. 45 - Rs. 50/- max. On 3 July 2009, I took the cab number MH01 JA 3046. Instead of the normal fare the cab driver asked me to pay Rs. 60. When I argued he said the meter says so. I told him that I travel this route on a daily basis and as there was no extro-ordinary traffic that day, the meter should actually show less than Rs. 50/-. But he demanded that I didn't have a choice and I had to pay up. To that I asked him to show me his taxi badge, which he refused to show and also was not carrying with him.
Hi, It was 7:45pm i was at andheri station(west). I had to go near navrang cinema and it was raining. I asked around 15-20 rickwalaas none of them even waited. What a disgusting thing. What should be done in such cases
15 th march 2009, at 4 pm. i go to nerul to vashi via rickshaw ( MH 43 C 4093 ) reading on meter is 48.0.
by rto rickshaw meter card origenally he want takes me 73 Rs. but takes me 90 Rs .means 17 Rs extra .
please take some action immediatelly...
Hi,
I completely agree. Since last 2 years, I'm regular traveller of auto from Andheri- East(Andheri Kurla Road) to Bandra Reclamation. I always take the highway. One way I take auto from one known person, but in evening, I face the problem of faulty meters. The correct fare is around 72/- but due to faulty meters, the meter reads around 90-95. Yesterday, the auto meter read 115/- which was too high. On denying to give fare as per meter, these ppl start shouting and insulting. It's really disappointing that we know that we are being cheated, still can't do anything in this democratic country.

Thanks,
Indira
Today while travelling from Bandra to Chembur (Auto No. MH03 R 7713) I got a fare of Rs. 90 against the usual fare of about Rs. 65. On telling the auto driver, he argued that his meter was running fine. It's time the RTO did something about these guys.
I think this unruly taxi & rickshaw drivers needs public bashing. They are so B*** that they do not stop when asked by elderly persons. I have seen the helpless peoples on the road waiting for rickshaw & taxis & this RASCALS do not stop even when ON HIRE. The police don't have any control on them & their union only knows when to go on strike.Their UNION is IMPOTENT only knows the RIGHTS & do not know their RESPONSIBILTY. These rascals harass the COMMON MEN. I urged all the people to teach a STRONG LESSONS to this B*** & thrash them in road so that they LEARN THAT GOVT IS GIVING THEM LOAN FOR BUYING THE VEHICLE WHICH COMES FROM COMMON MEN's POCKET.

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