The All-Island Three-Wheeler Drivers’ Union has increased fare rates to address arbitrary fare hikes by certain three-wheeler drivers.
Accordingly, fares for the first and second kilometres have been increased to Rs 120 and Rs 100 respectively.
“Three-wheeler drivers who use ride sharing apps and those who do not use apps or meters are charging Rs 250 for their first km. Due to fuel shortages, three-wheeler fares were revised. Accordingly, the first km was increased to Rs 100 and the second km to Rs 90. But, metered three-wheelers charge Rs 120 and Rs 100 for the first and second km,” he said.
Therefore, Dharmasekara requested the public to inquire about the charges before boarding a three-wheeler.
Dharmasekara claimed that the National Transport Commission (NTC) is still lagging behind on amending the Act and bringing the three-wheeler industry under some regulations.
By Nabiya Vaffoor