Rickshaw Fare Hike
This is going to pinch, and really hard.
Auto-rickshaw fares were hiked from this Thursday 25th June, 2010 in Mumbai from Rs. 9 to Rs. 11.
That’s quite a leap, isn’t it? And they say this is just an interim raise. The rickshaw union has actually claimed a rise up to Rs. 15.
Obviously, taxis are going to follow suit.
The hike was a result of a flash strike this week by rickshaw drivers. They have a reason too, because the earlier rate was unable to offset the rising cost of CNG.
But won’t it be difficult for the common commuter to burden this rise in rickshaw-fare?
Things are getting messy in the economic sense, the victim being the common man.