The deadline for calibrating autorickshaw meters has been extended to February 28.

The Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) has extended the deadline for autorickshaw calibration to February 28 once more. Previously, the deadline was January 31, but because many vehicle drivers have still to complete the calibration procedure, RTO has granted an extension.

The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) of Pune division authorized updated rates for automobiles in the Pune district and the new charges for the first 1.5 kilometers are now Rs 21. To charge these tariffs, each auto driver must complete the meter calibration procedure and get a permit from the Pune RTO. Meter calibration for 50,000 of Pune's 72,000 registered vehicles has been completed.

"We have decided to extend the deadline to February 28 since there are still many auto drivers who have not completed the meter calibration job," said Ajit Shinde, Pune regional transport officer.

According to the Pune RTO, the amended rates of 25% extra charges would be applied for fares between midnight and 5 a.m. in the jurisdictions of Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, and Baramati. Aside from these three jurisdictions, the remainder of the district will face an extra 40% tax during the night hours.

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