Bangalore Autorickshaw Driver Charges ₹100 For 0.5 Km Ride, Passenger Shares Story Online

For those who do not know, travelling within Bangalore via autorickshaws, cabs and bike taxis is ridiculously expensive. For somebody who first used to live in Kolkata and then settled in Bangalore, I can vouch for the fact that I received probably one of the biggest shocks of my life after my first auto ride in the city as I saw how much it charged. Don’t believe me? Here’s an example.

A man named Mandar Natekar took to Twitter to share how an autorickshaw driver charged him Rs 100 for a 0.5 km ride. To add context to his story, he shared that Mumbai autorickshaw drivers charge Rs 100 for approximately 9 km.

While several people living outside Bangalore were left in shock, others who live in the city shared similar and even worse experiences of being overcharged by autorickshaw drivers. Here’s a look at some of the responses:

The cost of living in big cities is too damn much. We shouldn’t have left home in the first place! 😭

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