Rickshaw Fare not Fair

Well yes we all know how is it when there are no rickshaw’s on the roads of mumbai on a weekday where everyone is rushing for work. Yesterday 22/06/2010 there was a rickshaw strike demanding increase in their meter which they achieved in doing so successfully. Yes the minimum reading in the meter which was 1.00 was costing us Rs.9 and from 22/06/2010 it is going to cost us Rs.11. I mean an increase by Rs 2. Well we can’t blame them everything has increased be it our Vegetables in the market from the Milk we drink. Well i am telling you my personal experience i took an rickshaw from Mithibai College in Vile Parle to Oshiwara in Andheri(W) these places are situated in the suburban part of mumbai. The actual reading which came on the meter was 39 i.e. Rs.38 according to the previous reading but today with change in price he took Rs 49 instead i.e. nearly 50 bucks. I couldn’t help it i had to pay him that much as he din’t have the new tariff rate card and demanded that much. I din’t know that the price change has been applied from yesterday itself. He just demanded Rs 49 and i had to give him. It seems that the rate card will be issued in next 2 days as what the rickshaw driver said. But just so that you guys do not get a situation like me so please pay the rickshaw driver Rs 2 or max to max Rs 3 extra than the normal fare. If they ask more ask for the Fare Card. Rs 2 or Rs 3 won’t make a difference but these days rickshaw drivers have become too smart and have become a superb con man. Remember ask for the Tariff or Fare Card and then pay. It’s someone’s hard own money.

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2 Comments

  1. Himanshu said,

    June 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    http://www.mumbaikar.com/en/blog/post/amitshanbhag/new-autofares-for-mumbai.html – Go to this link and check the new auto fares.

  2. Yash said,

    July 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Hi, These are the mobile softwares to get the Auto Rikshaw and Taxi Fares for Mumbai on your mobile handset (both day and mid-night). Depending on your handset download either jar or jad file or both. This software shows the new tariff (since 24 June 2010) automatically as you type the meter number on your cell phone. These softwares are free of charge.

    Auto Fare

    Your download link is: http://www.datafilehost.com/download-a6aec651.html (For jad file)
    Your download link is: http://www.datafilehost.com/download-2e013bd5.html (For jar file)

    Taxi Fare
    Your download link is: http://www.datafilehost.com/download-eafa8617.html (For jad file)
    Your download link is: http://www.datafilehost.com/download-6f8b2ca0.html (For jar file)


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