Shimla: With the rise of petrol and diesel price across the country, the taxi operators of Himachal Pradesh have decided to hike 10% in fares.
Leaders of various taxi unions have revolted against the increase on sales tax on behalf of all the taxi operators, in this manner.
“We will wait for the state government’s decision for another 1-2 days and if no reduction of sales tax is announced to minimise impact of recent hike in prices of petrol and diesel, we will be forced to increase taxi fare by 10 per cent,” Madan Bansal, President of Vishal HP Taxi Union, Shimla, said today.
There is a fear of the rise in the fare by truckers as a result of taxi operatorsâ€™ fare hike. If this happens then indirectly fruits and vegetables will also increase their price. The hike in the truck fares will come as a big shock to the apple growers as the fruit is transported by trucks.
Source: Business Standard