New Delhi: The Commissioner (Transport) of Delhi on Monday, 16th April, 2016 issued the following Press Statement:
Delhi Government has received some complaints about some taxis charging customers more than the fares prescribed by the Department of Transport.
The notified fares in the NCT of Delhi are Rs. 12.50 per km for Economy Radio Taxis; and Rs. 14.00 per km and Rs. 16.00 per km for non-AC & AC Black & Yellow Top Taxis respectively.
The notified fare of Radio Taxi cabs (distinguished by an LCD board on roof top displaying “Radio Taxi”) is Rs. 23.00 per km. Additional night charges (25% of the fare) are applicable during 11 PM to 5 PM.
If any taxi is found to be overcharging, the Delhi Government will take strict action in such cases including cancellation of permit and impounding of the vehicle.
Any such complaint may be made on the telephone number: 011-42 400 400 along with copy of the bill and taxi number.
Earlier, the Delhi government had threatened to impound vehicles charging more than the government norms.
This move by AAP prompted Uber to temporarily suspend surge pricing in Delhi.