Karnataka: Ola, Uber, city taxis to now have standardised fares

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Karnataka government has announced a new fare structure for the city taxis and those operating through app-based aggregators like Uber and Ola. According to an order released by the state Transport Department on Saturday (February 3), the fares for app-based cab aggregators as well as city taxis would be uniform and the new fares would be applicable across the state with immediate effect. Before the development, the fares for the two categories of taxis were different.

According to the new fare structure, cabs have been categorised into three classes based on the cost of the vehicle.

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For vehicles whose purchase cost is Rs 10 lakh or below, the minimum fare has been fixed at Rs 100 for up to four km with a charge of Rs 24 for every additional km.

For those costing between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh, the minimum fare is Rs 115, and per km cost Rs 28.

For those costing above 15 lakh, minimum fare is set at Rs 130 with Rs 32 charged for each additional kilometre.

The order highlights that no cab aggregators will be allowed to charge extra charges.

As for waiting charge, the first five minutes is free, after which passengers would be charged Re 1 for every minute.

In addition, app-based aggregators can collect five per cent GST as well as toll charges from the passengers, the new order states.

For cabs booked between 12 am and 6 am, operators can charge an extra 10 per cent, it said.

(With PTI inputs)

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