Prepaid auto fares…

…from Chennai Central, to various parts of the city

7 Comments so far

  1. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 12:43 am

    …are, apparently, 50% higher than the new “official” fares.

    Isn’t the idea of prepaid to ensure that people pay the correct fare? That they don’t get ripped off?

    What kind of madness is this?

  2. Ravi (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 8:18 am

    Lovely post, Prabhu! ;)
    It appears that the fares are indeed 50% higher….I used to pay Rs 30 – 40 from TTK road to Central…its shows Rs 66/- here. And what’s with the 6 bucks? Service tax? Won’t be surprised if our shameless finance minister will tax this service as well ….

  3. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on March 18th, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

    I forgot to mention the Rs2 Service Charge on top of the 50%, on top of the… … …

    By the way, who gets that 50%? The driver or the booking organisation?

  4. Balaji (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    ooohhhh my god………
    they r charging 9rs per Km…auto’s were far more cheaper earlier….

    i think the data in the pdf is wrong…it should be wrong..where in india they r paying rs9/km..

    i would better take a call taxi…

  5. T.Rajapandian (unregistered) on March 19th, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

    The most useful post I have come across so far.
    Call taxis are cheaper, relaiable and more convenient especially when travelling with family.

  6. Bharath (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    Well, it seems to be ‘official’ rates that were in force all these years. Wouldn’t be surprised if autowallahs show full enthu in enforcing this. They’ve got a whole lot more than they bargained for. I’m pretty sure that for Rs.66 you would actually end up paying 70 simply because the driver ostensibly doesn’t have the change! Especilally in the mornings and if u are the first graki :)

  7. sarav (unregistered) on March 28th, 2007 @ 10:00 am

    This is oragnized looting of the public

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