Rising petroleum prices ensue hike in Auto/Taxi fares in Mumbai

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Soaring petrol and diesel prices have now begun to affect public transport. In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), auto-rickshaws and taxis have increased their base fares. Both auto-rickshaws and taxis have increased the minimum fare by ₹3. The minimum fare of an auto-rickshaw now stands at ₹21, while the base fare of a taxi is hiked up to ₹25. The Auto and Taxi unions of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai have welcomed the fare hike. Several auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers said they had been suffering for the past five years…

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