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Pre-paid taxi fare from airport hiked

By Our Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB.17. The fares for pre-paid taxis operating from the Thiruvananthapuram international airport to various places in the district and adjacent Kanyakumari have been hiked by 25 per cent.

A decision to hike the fares in the wake of the increase in the price of diesel was taken at a meeting chaired by the District Collector, Tinku Biswal.

The new fares for the pre-paid taxies would come into effect from March 1, according to an official release.

Although the demand put forth by pre-paid taxi operators was to raise the fare by 34 per cent, a consensus was reached at the meeting to increase the fare by 25 per cent.

The fare for prepaid taxis had not been revised after January 2003.

Revised fares

The destination along with the revised fare are as follows: Air-India office Rs. 219, Attukal 175; Aruvikkara Dam 438; Akkulam Boat Club 344; Asan Smarakom 375; Balaramapuram 394; Chitranjali Studio 256; Cosmopolitan Hospital 219; City Bus stand 150; Chempazanthi 394; Edapazhanji via Cotton Hill 256; and Devaswom Board 256.

General Hospital 206;, Hotel Pankaj/Hotel Geeth 206; Hotel Luciya/Hotel Rajadhani 150; Jas Hotel 219; Kovalam 313; Kazhakuttom 344; Karamana 219; Kowdiar 263; Kuravankonam 256; Kurvankonam Pandit Colony 344; Kesavadasapuram 256; Light House 375; Lal Tourist Home/Vinayaka Tourist Home 206; Lodges near the Medical College/G. G. Hospital 256; Mascot Hotel 219; M.G.M. Lodge, Arulakom 206; MLA Quarters 206; Muttada 344; Neyyar Dam 788; Nanthencode 219; Pangode 256; Padmanabha Swamy Temple 150; Padmanabhapuram Palace 1,250; and Paruthipara 263.

Pattom 256; Ponmudi 1,250; Pappanamcode 256; Peroorkada 344; Bakery Junction via Statue Junction 219; Sasthamangalam 256; and Suraya Samudra 469.

Sreevas, Chaithram 206; Thampanoor via Vazhuthacaud, Sasthamangalam 263; University Centre, Kariavattom 344; Uloor 256; Vizhinjam Harbour 406; Veli Boat Club 206; Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Veli 256; Valiyamala Station, VSSC 450; Varkala Papanasam, Sivagiri 1,050; and Vazhuthacaud 219.

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