Fare chart of Pre-paid Taxi in Kolkata

Published in Transport.

Government of West Bengal
Transport Department
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata- 700 001

No. 1480-WT/3M-74/99 pt.  Date: 12.04.2013


WHEREAS, it has been experienced that the individual Police Commissioners have often been sending individual proposals for fare charts with regard to individual pre-paid taxi booths in terms of their connectivities to the related neighbourhoods;

AND WHEREAS, in order to evolve some uniform principle and to ensure removal of asymmetries, it has been decided that, henceforth, general notification will be issued with only distance slabs and corresponding fare rates mentioned for the different slabs in a uniform manner for all pre-paid taxi booths irrespective of their locations;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of powers conferred by proviso to sub-rule (1) of Rule 262 of the West Bengal Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 and in the interest of the public intending to travel by taxis from Pre-paid Taxi Booths operative at different locations within this State to different destinations within a radius of 38 KMs from the originating point of a particular Pre-paid Taxi Booth and in supersession of all earlier orders issued by the Transport Department in this regard, the Governor has been pleased to order that any taxi operator intending to opt for pre-paid taxi system, will be exempted from the operation of sub- rule (1) of Rule 262 of the West Bengal Motor vehicles Rules, 1989 on occasion operating under the said system from Pre-paid Taxi Booths operative at different locations within this State until further order on such terms and conditions upon the selected operators as may be prescribed by the concerned Regional Transport Authority.

Further, in exercise of powers conferred under clause (1) of sub- section (1) of section 67 of the Motor vehicles Act, 1988 direction is hereby issued for re- fixation of fare of the above stated type of Contract carriage in the form of Pre-paid Taxi @ Rs. 25.00 (Rs. Twenty five) only for the first two Kilometers and Rs. 12.00 (Rs. Twelve only) for every subsequent Kilometer, with Rs. 15.00 (Rs. Fifteen) only as combined waiting charge in case the vehicle is hired for a distance not exceeding 8 K.M. and Rs. 22.00 (Rs. Twenty two) only as combined waiting charge, in case, the vehicle is hired for a distance more than 8 K.M. Rs. 10.00 (Rs. Ten) only as service charge will be levied for maintenance of the Pre-paid Taxi Booth and payment to its staff etc. No extra charge will be levied for luggage OR for passengers upto five (5) persons. Fare and all charges shall be realized from the passenger of the vehicle before boarding the vehicle. Fare chart of pre-paid Taxi is given in the schedule below.

Distance Basic fare (in Rs.) Waiting Charge (in Rs.) Service Charge (in Rs.) Day Time Consolidated fare (Between 4-30 A.M and 10-30 P.M.) [Inclusive all] (in Rs.) Night Time Consolidated fare (Between 10-30 P. M and 4-30 A.M. of the next day) [Inclusive night charge @ 15% on basic fare, rounded off to nearest Rs. 5 point] (in Rs.)
Upto 2 K.M. 25 15 10 50 55
Upto 4 K.M. 49 15 10 75 80
Upto 6 Kms 73 15 10 100 110
Upto 8 K.M. 97 22 10 130 145
Upto 10 Kms 121 22 10 155 170
Upto 12 Kms 145 22 10 180 200
Upto 14 Kms 169 22 10 200 225
Upto 16 Kms 193 22 10 225 255
Upto 18 Kms 217 22 10 250 280
Upto 20 Kms 241 22 10 275 310
Upto 23 Kms 277 22 10 310 350
Upto 26 Kms 313 22 10 345 390
Upto 29 Kms 349 22 10 380 435
Upto 32 Kms 385 22 10 420 475
Upto 35 kms 421 22 10 455 515
Upto 38 Kms 457 22 10 490 560


The Police Commissioners/other Police Authorities would issue matching ¬†orders/notifications with a copy to the Principal Secretary, Transport Department, Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata mentioning the names of places/ destinations/ landmarks within the distance slabs for transparency and clarity of the passengers.

This shall take immediate effect.

By Order of the Governor

Sd/- Avanindra Singha
Joint Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal

No. 1480-WT date 12.04.2013