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‘Happy hours’ fares for kaali peelis: Panel

DNMUM398505 | 10/12/2017 | Author : Dhaval Kulkarni | WC :469 | Mumbai

Mumbai: Traveling by taxi or auto-rickshaw during non-peak hours may become cheaper by 15 to 20%. The B.C Khatua committee, appointed by the state government, has suggested that those travelling by black-and-yellow taxis, autos or cabs hired through online aggregators such as Ola and Uber, get a discount on fares between 12 noon and 4 pm. This is the first official attempt at introducing time-based differential rates to incentivise travel in non-peak hours and bring down peak-hour traffic.
As taxi drivers have lower business during these non-peak hours, this would be a win-win situation for both — drivers and commuters; and would help shift some peak-hour load to these hours. The panel, which submitted its report to the state
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