Delhi govt waives fitness test fee scales down charges and penalties imposed on auto drivers
| Tuesday | 13th August, 2019
New Delhi: In a move that could benefit over 90,000 auto drivers, the Delhi government Tuesday waived off the vehicle's fitness test fee and significantly scaled down various charges including penalties.
However, the fees covered by Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules, 1993, will come into effect from October 15 after due changes in it by the transport department," a transport department official said.
The late fee penalty on fitness test, which is presently Rs 1,000 along with Rs 50 per day, has now be decreased to Rs 300 and Rs 20 per day.
Delhi Auto Richkshaw Union general secretary Rajendra Soni welcomed the decision to waive off fitness test fee and reduce other charges.
Soni urged the Delhi government to speed up work for recalibraton of metres so that the auto drivers could smoothly charge revised fares.
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