AAP government announced a new scheme ‘City Taxi’ under which permits will be issued to 600 cc vehicles which will charge Rs 10 per km.
Small size taxis between 600 cc and 749 cc operational under the scheme will have minimum flag down rate of 25 rupees for first two kilometres, which is same in the auto rickshaws. After two kilometres passengers will have to pay 10 rupees per kilometer, which is higher than the present 8.5 rupees per kilometre fare that auto rickshaws charge.
About the City Taxi Scheme 2015
- vehicles having capacity of 600cc onwards can register with the government. Until now, only those vehicles which had capacity of 750cc or more were issued permits.
- Licenses will be given to individuals, groups as well as the taxi aggregators. The Delhi government will also allow transfer of permits from Economy Taxi Scheme (2010) to New City Taxi Scheme.
- The taxis will come with a panic and hooter button as a safety feature.
- Taxi under this scheme will come in white colour with provisions of advertisements on both sides. LCD display will be installed on top of the vehicles in green and red colour for availability and occupied category.