The transport department also highlighted that violation of this will result in a punishment of first offense of Rs 5,000 and second or subsequent offenses will attract a fine of Rs 10,000 and imprisonment.
The autos and taxi unions said they were ready to follow the order, but also urged the government to lower the Rs 10,000 fine.
The minimum auto fare has been hiked by Rs 5, as the meter will now be down from Rs 30, instead of Rs 25 at present, as per the notification.
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The minimum fare for a distance of 1.5 km for kaali-peeli taxis has been hiked to Rs 28 from Rs 25 and the same to Rs 23 from Rs 21 for auto-rickshaws.
The Konkan division comprises Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts.
The proposal to hike the fares has been approved in principle and is likely to come up for cabinet approval in the next meeting, they added.
In India, taxi drivers have been unhappy with the emergence of ride-sharing and many unions over the years have gone on strike to protest against the loss of income.
The hi-tech pod taxis, which are used in several western countries, are cost-effective, pro-environment and convenient, Singh said, a day after meeting with representatives of Ultra PRT, a company that specialises in taxi pods.
The minimum fare for autos has been hiked to Rs 21 from Rs 18 while, for Kaali Peeli taxi, it has been hiked from Rs 22 to Rs 25, The Times of India reported.
Taxi associations in Goa have demanded compensation for loss of income due to the lockdown in place for the novel coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Sunday.
Cab aggregators are looking to diversify as business growth is slowing down. Softbank-backed Ola already does transactions and an NBFC licence will help it diversify into allied segments for growth.
London Electric Vehicle Co., which makes plug-in electric taxis that look like traditional black cabs, has put about 600 vehicles on the streets of London and has already expanded to Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Oslo.
The minister said the government would make it mandatory for autorickshaw and taxi drivers to paste stickers displaying toll free complaint numbers 1800220110 and 62426666 in their vehicles for passengers to report grievances.
The case is yet another thorn in the side for scandal- rocked Uber, which has drawn the fury of local taxi drivers and officials for flouting local regulations.
According to a press release, Uber has set up its first kiosk at Miyapur Metro Station and will soon expand to other stations across the city.
"TfL considers that Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications," Transport for London said on Friday.
"By the end of this year, we will have electric buses, taxis, autorickshaws... We are very serious about it and the automobile industry is also very serious about it," Gadkari, who holds the portfolio of road transport and highways, said at an event to mark the rollout of a fleet at Gurgaon here.
In the past, China's Didi Chuxing invested in in taxi aggregators including Lyft, Ola, Grab, '99' and Taxify.
A division bench of Justices R M Sawant and Sadhana Jadhav was hearing petitions filed by Uber India Ltd, Ola Ltd and six drivers plying cabs with these two companies challenging the Maharashtra city taxi rules implemented by the state government this year.
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Sarvodaya Drivers Association of Delhi (SDAD), which has given a call for the strike, claimed that more drivers will join the protest from afternoon onwards against "low fares"
Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Takle said that after app-based cab aggregators came into the picture, the business of black and yellow taxi drivers has gone down considerably and he questioned if the government will take steps to ensure they survive the fierce competition.
To ensure passenger safety in the wake of a number of cases of security violation from different parts of the country the government had constituted a committee to look into the issues last year.