Shillong: Government of Meghalaya yesterday took a decision to hike taxi fares in the state given the rising price of basic commodities. This is conveyed by the Home Minister James K. Sangma.
He said, from the price laid in 2011
which is rupees 15.50 per km per headto rupees 18 per km per head. For every
100 kilometres an amount ofrupees 200 will be added for tourist taxi with Air
in relation to local cabs in and around Shillong, from rupees 22 per km per headto rupees.26 km per head with an addition of rupees 13 after every kilometre. For waiting rupees 7 for every five minutes.
“commercial cabs must ferry according to capacity limit failing which the law will take its own course” said the minister.
The minister also informed that the government approves the Meghalaya Lokayukta Rule 2019, also signed by the governor since 2014. With this, Lokayukta will be fully functional. The government also extends the tenure of the secretary of Meghalaya State Consumer Redressal Commission HN Arength for another year. Further, the Service