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Old 29th October 2012, 20:13   #76
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Atleast in Bangalore, I found bus and auto travel mentally and physically stressful and economically exorbitant, even the Volvo buses where you need to pay really high prices and still travel standing with smelly people crowded all around you (no offence intended). When I learnt riding a bike, I swore I'd never set foot into these horrible modes of transport ever again. Unfortunately, today I had a breakdown and had no choice but to use the BMTC volvo again where I paid Rs. 40 to travel 14.3km standing and then an autorickshaw whose driver made a cool Rs. 70 for 6.1 kilometers (all distances from google maps).

If you ever end up landing a job in Bangalore, the best means of transport is company buses or buses leased out by BMTC to companies (the buses themselves are comfortable) if you're working. This usually works out to be VFM depending on how much of the actual cost is borne by the company. And also the company hired cabs which are often subsidized. Stress-free and they just work. If you don't have such luxury, the next best thing is a frugal motorbike (which work out significantly cheaper than volvos) or maybe carpool with a diesel car.

If you're a student who has come to Bangalore to study and want to be economical and still need some means to travel to nearby places from Hostel, atleast buy yourself a cheap geared bicycle. It'll do a LOT of good in this city.
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Old 29th October 2012, 21:49   #77
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Yesterday I had to take a Taxi from Vadodara Airport to my place ( approximate distance is 15 kms). There is no pre paid counter available there and to my shock the Taxi driver quoted Rs 1200. I almost skipped a beat thinking about his guts to even try asking such a huge amount of money from the customer. After the small customary walking away towards the Autos standing the final fare agreed upon by the Taxi driver was Rs. 230.
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Old 18th November 2013, 09:41   #78
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KERALA: Autofares were last revised around one year back:

Autorickshaw fare rate that came into effect with effect from 11/2012 as per GO(P) No77/2012/Trans dated 30-11-2012 ( SRO No 630/2012)
Source (http://www.rtoffice.com/2013/04/auto...are-table.html)

1.25 km Rs 15.00
1.50km Rs 17.00
2.00km Rs 21.00
2.50km Rs 25.00
3.00km Rs 29.00
3.50km Rs 33.00
4.00km Rs 37.00
4.50km Rs 41.00
5.00km Rs 45.00
5.50km Rs 49.00
6.00km Rs 53.00
6.50km Rs 57.00
7.00km Rs 61.00
7.50km Rs 65.00
8.00km Rs 69.00
8.50km Rs 73.00
9.00km Rs 77.00
9.50km Rs 81.00
10.00km Rs 85.00
10.50km Rs 89.00
11.00km Rs 93.00
11.50km Rs 97.00
12.00km Rs 101.00
12.50km Rs 105.00
13.00km Rs 109.00
13.50 km Rs 113.00
14.00 km Rs 117.00
14.50 km Rs 121.00
15.00 km Rs 125.00
15.50 km Rs 129.00
16.00 km Rs 133.00
16.50 km Rs 137.00
17.00 km Rs 141.00
17.50 km Rs 145.00
18.00 km Rs 149.00
18.50 km Rs 153.00
19.00 km Rs 157.00
19.50 km Rs 161.00
20.00 km Rs 165.00
20.50 km Rs 169.00
21.00 km Rs 173.00
21.50 km Rs 177.00
22.00 km Rs 181.00
22.50 km Rs 185.00
23.00 km Rs 189.00
23.50 km Rs 193.00
24.00 km Rs 197.00
24.50 km Rs 201.00
25.00 km Rs 205.00
25.50 km Rs 209.00

Minimum charge is Rs 15.00. The distance that can be travelled with minimum charge is 1.25 km.
In the fare list charges for additional .50 km is calculated and shown. For additional 1/16 of every kilometer fare at the rate of 50 paisa or for every 100 meters fare at the rate of 80 paisa has to be calculated.
For journey between 10.00 pm and 5.00 am 50 % of the normal fare charge has to be paid additionally.

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Old 9th July 2014, 16:55   #79
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Folks! Posting here a report from today's Noida times which states that Auto rickshaw charges in Noida are 40% higher than Delhi. Here are some snaps with stats:

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Is it justified?

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Atleast in Bangalore, I found bus and auto travel mentally and physically stressful and economically exorbitant, even the Volvo buses where you need to pay really high prices and still travel standing with smelly people crowded all around you (no offence intended). When I learnt riding a bike, I swore I'd never set foot into these horrible modes of transport ever again. Unfortunately, today I had a breakdown and had no choice but to use the BMTC volvo again where I paid Rs. 40 to travel 14.3km standing and then an autorickshaw whose driver made a cool Rs. 70 for 6.1 kilometers (all distances from google maps).
Very true. AC bus fares in particular are extremely high and the fare slabs seem to be diabolically designed in a way that thrust a high fare on most travellers. For example the stops at which the fare slabs changes are less-used and inevitably one ends up paying the next slab to go to busy junctions. One example I can cite is Domlur to Richmond Circle which is a shade less than 4 km along old HAL road. The bus slab is Rs 20 (or 25) till Richmond flyover and Rs 45 (or 50) thereafter. So one ends up paying that much for the 4 km (or Rs 12.5 per km) which I believe is high (especially when autos charge about Rs 15 per km. BMTC does not even restrict the number of standing passengers and it's annoying to pay such steep rates and then have to travel tightly packed. On the return journey, the distance of 3.2 km from Mayo Hall to Domlur is Rs 15 (maybe 20 now) which is just about tolerable at Rs 6 per km. In other words the fare slab doubles from Rs 15/20 to Rs 45/50 ! (BHPians from Bangalore - please correct me if I am wrong )

Not much relief for long distance journeys either. BIAL to Majestic (35 km) is Rs 210 or Rs 6+ per km. In Kolkata the same AC volvo service (Airport to Tollygunge - 26 km) is Rs 60 or Rs 2.3 per km ! How can there be such a huge difference!

With the present fare structures of the AC buses I find it more cost effective to either use TaxiforSure or just use an auto (if traveling 12+ km). If BMTC wants to encourage people to use public transport it should consider revising the fare slabs.

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Kerala govt revises the auto fares as below:
Rs 20 for the first 1.5 km (minimum charge)
Additional 1 Rs for each 100 meters thereafter (equivalent to 10 Rs per km)
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Just read in today's newspaper that Bangalore Police has confiscated 2500 autorickshaws for various reasons such as refusing to use the meter, refusing to ply in particular routes, etc. It seems the Police would recommend the RTO to suspend the Driving License of these auto drivers. Can somebody from Bangalore throw more light on this drive?
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Just read in today's newspaper that Bangalore Police has confiscated 2500 autorickshaws for various reasons such as refusing to use the meter, refusing to ply in particular routes, etc. It seems the Police would recommend the RTO to suspend the Driving License of these auto drivers. Can somebody from Bangalore throw more light on this drive?

Yes All Cops dressed in color dress, boarded the auto. As soon as they found these guys refusing to go places or asking more money and denying the customer put meter has been booked and vehicle seized.

Their DLs have been sent to RTO for suspension. Some auto guys are really good but some are not less than goons. Police are really active in bangalore these days. Specially during december they celebrate Crime prevention week.
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We are travelling today evening to trivandrum by train. The train will reach by 4:45 in the morning. I need to know whether there is pre paid taxi in railway station. As I have to go to Maria rani centre near sreekaryam I would like to know about the taxi fares too. I have the return train to Kochi by 6:15. So I have to be back to railway station within 1.5 hours.
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Last weekend, I had a chance to hire one of the call taxis in Trivandrum, here are their rates:
Name of taxi: Celcabs.
Regular rate (Indica non a/c): Rs 100 for first 3 km, Rs 13 for every additional km.
Night rate (Indica non a/c, 10:00 P.M to 5:00 A.M): Rs 120 for first 3 km, Rs 13 for every additional km, and an additional 25% of the total fare.
Billing type: Point to Point for Local taxi (not garage to garage). Fare needs to be paid to driver in cash. Distance/Fare calculator seems to be accurate.
Service: Good. I used Regular and night cab during the same day (Indica non a/c). Cab arrived in time.
Other details: Celcabs have a contract with around 70 cabs in Trivandrum. Taxi can be booked by calling a local call center (91 471 6060909). You would get an sms with details such as Driver's contact number, pick up point, time, etc.
PS: I have no commercial interests, just sharing for the benefit of people who visit Trivandrum.

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Update: I hired the same taxi last week for a 6 km trip to railway station, but they charged 300 Rs. (Should be only 140 Rs as per promised rates.) I guess the rates do get changed based on the whims and fancies of drivers/call center.
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