“The costs faced by our riders have gone up. We have set the new rates so that customers are assured of rider availability. I urge customers to give riders the necessary support in this matter.”
In a statement, Obhai Executive Director Rahid Chowdhury said that the fares of its autorickshaws will not rise as they run on CNG.
Earlier this month, the government raised fuel oil prices as much as 51.68 per cent, citing a global price hike, but left CNG prices unchanged. Fares for passenger buses and launches have since been raised to offset the rising fuel cost.
“Fares for CNG autorickshaws will not rise. It is a great opportunity to expand our service for customers. However, the fares for cars will be increased slightly,” Chowdhury said.
He was not clear on exactly how much the price of car fares would rise.