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Auto, Taxi fares hiked in Kerala

Posted on Nov 16, 09:43PM | UNI

The Kerala Government today decided to increase the Auto and Taxi fare in the State.

Briefing the Cabinet decisions here, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said most of the recommendations of a commission report on auto and taxi tariff hike was approved by the Government. "Minimum auto fare to be hiked is Rs 14 from the current Rs 12 and Rs 8 for each km beyond the minimum. For taxi, the hike is Rs 100 for 5 km from the current Rs 60 for 3 km. Beyond the minimum, it will be Rs 9 for each km," he said.

Of the total 101 sports quota recruitments, 23 of them have not been given a post, for which the government would create 23 supernumerary posts in eight departments, he said.

The Government has decided to give 90 cents of land for Panamaram block to build its own building. As part of Student Police Project, Rs 500 additional would be given as honorarium to Community Police Officers. One-time settlement in Housing Board to be extended up to January 31, 2013.

District Development Centres to be made active in all districts.

Taking into account the Central governments order on quarries that stipulates minimum 5 hectares for its functioning, the State government has decided to allow legally functioning quarries in Kerala on a temporary basis for one-year.

Fishermen would be given kerosene through Matsyafed, instead of Civil Supplies. An agreement in principle in this regard has been reached, which will be further streamlined by the Chief Secretary.