SHILLONG, May 29: After commuters in the city have been complaining that the local taxi and maxi cabs in Shillong have hiked the taxi fair, The Sentinel spoke to the Chairman of Regional Transport Authority (RTA) PS Dkhar who is also the Deputy Commissioner East Khasi Hills district in this regard.
“We know that the price of petrol has gone up; however the taxi drivers associations and owners association should first approach the RTA with the proposed price to be increased,” DKhar said.
He pointed out that the taxi drivers should not charge extra from the commuters as the RTA has not even increase the price of taxi fare in the city.
When asked, he said, “The passengers who are being charged with extra taxi fair should take down the plate number of the vehicle and put a complaint with the traffic cell of the police so that action can be taken.”
He however said that the RTA will soon convene a meeting to review the present taxi fare keeping in mind with the recent spike in petrol prices in the state and across the country.
“As long as the RTA has not revised the taxi fare local taxi drivers or owners should not increase the taxi fare,” he said.