After a number of complaints about cab operators fleecing travellers at Chandigarh Worldwide Airport, the Regional Transport Authority (RTA), Mohali, has permitted fastened charges for pay as you go taxi service.
The locations have been divided into 4 zones distance-wise, with charges fastened for every of them relying upon the kind of car. The brand new charges will probably be applied from September 6.
The 4 zones are 1-10 km (Mohali’s Sectors 66-A, 67, 80, 81, 82, Aerocity, ISB and ISSER), 11-20 km (Mohali’s Section 1 to 11, Sectors 76-79, Dhakoli and Baltana in Zirakpur, Chandigarh’s Sector 41- 56 and ISBT-43), 21-25 km (Chandigarh’s Sector 1-40, ISBT-17 and railway station, Panchkula’s Sector 1- 21, Dera Bassi and Manimajra) and 26-30 km (Kharar, Landran, Sector 90-116 and 127, Panchkula’s Sector 22-30).
Ajay Bhardwaj, the airport’s chief govt officer, mentioned: “We had requested the Mohali administration to repair the charges for cab operators after receiving a number of complaints from passengers.”
Umang Jindal, who’s a frequent traveller, mentioned within the absence of any regulation, cab operators had been charging no matter they felt like. “More often than not, overseas travellers felt that they’d been cheated. The authorities ought to now put up the speed listing on the entry and exit factors,” he mentioned
Get automobile towed for exceeding 20 minutes at departure
The airport has additionally slashed penalty costs in case a automobile exceeds the free 10-minute drop facility on the departure. Nevertheless, if 20 minutes are exceeded, the car will probably be towed and handed over to the visitors police, mentioned Bhardwaj.
Now, a automobile should pay up ₹170 as a substitute of ₹340 for spending 11-20 minutes whereas dropping off a passenger. Within the case of a SUV, the penalty will probably be ₹200 as a substitute of ₹400.
In the meantime, there was no change within the parking payment. For half-hour, it’s ₹30 for vehicles and ₹10 for two-wheelers. For parking as much as two hours, the costs will probably be ₹85 and ₹20, respectively.
Site visitors marshals have been appointed for lane administration, equivalent to guaranteeing that automobiles headed to drop off passengers and people desirous to park their car enter the precise lanes.