Charge 5% above base fare: Karnataka transport department tells autorickshaw aggregators | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Karnataka transport department on Friday fixed separate tariff for autorickshaw aggregators.
It has directed aggregators to operate autos at 5% above the government-fixed base fare plus the applicable tax (5% GST).
Earlier, high court in an interim order had allowed aggregators to run at 10 percent above the base fare plus GST.
In November 2021, the government fixed Rs 30 minimum fare for the first 2km and Rs 15 per additional km. However, aggregators had been fleecing commuters at will with inflated auto tariffs.
On October 6, TOI published a report, ‘Minimum charge for autos in Bengaluru breaches Rs 100’, highlighting the flagrant violation of government-determined minimum fare.
Within hours, the transport department issued notices to the aggregators concerned. The transport department also asked them to stop running autos and apply for a separate three-wheeler licence.
Following this, aggregators approached the court. The court directed the government not to take any coercive action and permitted aggregators to run autorickshaws in the city by collecting 10% and GST (5%) on the existing base fare.
On October 14, the high court directed the state government to formulate a fresh tariff structure after framing guidelines for autorickshaw services run by app-based aggregators within 15 days.

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