Bhubaneswar: The Rajdhani Auto-Rickshaw Mahasangha has hiked the fares in Odisha capital in view of the rise in fuel prices and the COVID restriction that allows the drivers to carry a maximum of two passengers in the three-wheelers at a time.
As per the decision of the association, the fare will be Rs 20 per passenger within 3 km and Rs 10 thereafter for each km. In reservation mode, the fare will be Rs 50 per passenger within 3 km and Rs 15 thereafter for each km.
The association alleged that the fares were not being fixed by the Transport Department since 2005, for which the drivers were operating without any particular fare structure. It led to dispute between the drivers and passengers on many occasions, for which the association decided to fix the fares, it said.