Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Fare Unfair!

This has happened many many times with me. Out on the rutted roads in Delhi and hassling with the auto drivers. Arguements are never ending. They refuse to go with the metered rate and I abuse them. They would call me names and I would give them a mouthful. I fight over the amount as small as rupees 5 like a slum dweller. And the story goes on....

Is the flip side of the story any better? Talking about the Pre-paid fare of the autos will disappoint you big time. They are a big ripoff. Spcecially if you are travelling a long distance it will leave a hole in your pocket. You are not just paying extra but almost more than 25% of the metered amount. You finally conclude that you should not have availed the service and you could have just thought of taking a chance with the auto driver from running road for a better deal.

Prepaid booths sound reasonable as they say that they charge 5rs extra as "service charges" for giving safety conveyed to the destination. But thats not the case. They charge more than that.

The metered rate from New Delhi Railway statiOn to CR park is 107 rs but a pre-paid auto will cost you 140rs. Same applies when you travel from AIIMS To Kalkaji. By meter it will be 72rs but for pre-paid service you are paying 100rs. You are just not paying extra but also bearing the cribbing autodriver who is hellbent not to drop you to your residence if its little interior or touching the fag end of the colony even if it falls under the same location. They will ask 10-20rs more and then the cheap fight starts again. SO practically it comes all back to circle. You have no other option but to bear with the entire dramatic situation. How unfair the fare is! OMG
Refer to the website below, It will help you to determine the auto/taxi fare when you are on the road!
http://taxiautofare.com/

6 comments:

Amit Anand said...

so true!

Pupps said...

Thanks Amit..you are my one and only site visitor....thanks again.

Amit Anand said...

hey!
don't lose heart Pupps! Carry on! Rome wasn't built in a day :)
-Amit

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. We have to bear these autowalas nakhra's with no options around at times :(

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. We have to bear these autowalas nakhra's with no options around at times :(

Pupps said...

Ask me! I live in Delhi without a car. Autos are my only hope!