Prepaid autos at Railway stations: Rate chart issued

HYDERABAD: The Government of Telangana on Thursday directed the Regional and State Transport Authority to operate prepaid auto taxi services and fix the fares for hiring services of prepaid Autos at Nampally, Kachiguda and Begumpet Railway Stations.

The rate chart of autos has been approved tentatively, which will be further revised by the Core Committee/Governing Body to be formed in this regard with the representatives from Auto unions, traffic police, commuters, South Central Railway.

The new rates of day and night fares are as follows:

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The list of places will be prepared by the Traffic Police, which will be subject to revision depending upon complaints, if any.

The composition of the committee, its strength, power and working system will be decided by the Additional Commissioner of Police for Hyderabad. The core committee will meet at the first quarter and at least once in the subsequent quarters and will review the functioning of these booths and also suggests various measures for improvement.

The maintenance of these prepaid booths will be entrusted to private agencies by floating tender. Successful bidder will be awarded with the maintenance of booths that has to erect the booths with infrastructure and as per the terms and conditions of the Hyderabad Traffic Police and will be subject to revision depending upon the feedback of the passengers.

Maximum service charge will be three rupees, which will be collected from the Auto drivers before taxi booth operators issue the token. The Auto fares proposed to be fixed are inclusive of the service charges. The amount quoted by the successful bidder in tender towards the share of the Government will be remitted into the treasury of the Government. The said service charges will be borne by the passenger who seeks the services of prepaid auto service, as the auto fare charges proposed are inclusive of the service charges. The functioning of these booths, revisions of the auto fares and such other related issues that may arise from time to time will be as per the decision of the governing body. (NSS)

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