Commuting in AC cabs run by aggregators will soon cost Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad and Baramati residents much more with the base fares increasing over two-fold.
For AC cabs, which are mainly run by aggregators such as Ola and Uber, the base fares for the first 1.5km will be INR 37 and for every subsequent km INR 25. Until now, the first 1.5km ride fare slab did not exist for the AC cab operators.
At present, the per km base fare in an AC cab is between INR 8 and INR 10. Once the new fare structures come in place, the commuters would have to pay more than twice the existing base fares.
For non-AC cabs, the fares have been fixed at INR 31 for the first 1.5km and for every subsequent km INR 21. However, both Ola and Uber do not have non-AC cabs in their fleets.
The cab operators are yet to announce from when the revised fare structure will be implemented.
“The RTO, following consultation with cab unions and other stakeholders, sent the fare revision proposal to the authorities last year. The increased fares are based on the rates of the Kaali-Peeli taxis which were revised last year,” Pune regional transport officer Sanjiv Bhor told TOI.