Get ready to pay INR 10,000 for a cab ride from Delhi airport to Noida, Ghaziabad; INR 1000 for a ride on buses, Delhi


Get ready to pay INR 10,000 for a cab ride from Delhi airport to Noida, Ghaziabad; INR 1000 for a ride on buses

In a surprising move, the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has announced cab services between Delhi airport and Noida or Ghaziabad that would cost passengers upto INR 10000. Thanks to the government’s Vande Bharat air rescue mission, thousands of Indian stranded in foreign countries are finally returning home. However, after returning to their country, they’ll have to shell out a hefty amount to reach their homes in Noida and Ghaziabad from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport in Delhi.

The state transport facility has decided to charge more than INR 10000 for cabs within 250 km radius in UP including Noida and Ghaziabad in cabs. According to an order issued by UPSRTC MD, if people returning to Delhi from foreign countries under the Vande Bharat Mission want to hire a cab to go back to their native places in UP including Noida, Ghaziabad or any other place within 250 km radius, they’ll have to pay INR 10000 (for sedan) and INR 12000 (for SUV).

Senior IAS officer Raj Shekhar said, “It is to clarify that UPSRTC services from IGI airport to Noida/Ghaziabad quarantine centres are completely free of cost, just like all other UPSRTC operations where we are ferrying migrant workers from railway stations to their respective districts.”

He further said, “INR 40 per km for a sedan and INR 50 per km for an SUV will be charged beyond 250 km journey”.

The fare has not only gone up for taxis, but also for the UPSRTC buses that will be operating from Delhi airport. To get a seat in a non-AC bus, passengers will have to pay INR 1000 (upto 100 km) while an AC bus seat will cost returnees INR 1320 for the same distance.

Every bus will be allowed to ferry only 26 people at a time to maintain the social distancing norms. For any distance between 101 km and 200 km, fares will be twice as high. Only those people will be allowed to board the buses who are given clearance by the Delhi government after the mandatory health checkups and other formalities.

As of now, public transport across red zones regions in Delhi-NCR are unavailable in the wake of the Coronavirus triggered lockdown.

Soon after the announcement, the decision was criticised largely on various social media platforms, which has forced the government to set up a committee to review the unusual fare.

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