According to Himachal government press note, as per new transport policy of the government, taxi meters will be installed in all the Taxis. Metered taxi scheme has been notified to facilitate the tourists/ passengers coming to the State.
In order to implement the scheme, transport department held many rounds of talks with the stake-holders/ taxi operators and the scheme has been prepared keeping in view the points raised by them and the fare rates have been proposed by the sub-committee to the government after due deliberations. He said that the Scheme envisages the calibration of the meters to be done by the Legal (Metrology), Weights & Measures ,Department of Foods & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and the department was to authorize the dealer for the supply of meters.
The department has informed that a license has been issued to Shri Malkiyat Singh, M/S Shimla, View Body Building, P.O. Tara Devi, District Shimla, H.P. for sale of meters in the State and the meters have been made available at Shimla and Dharamshala towns .