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The fare of shared taxi services on the Nashik, Shirdi, and Pune routes from Mumbai is set to increase, according to officials from the transport department. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority recently approved the fare revision for black-and-yellow non-AC taxis and blue-and-silver AC taxis on these routes. Passengers traveling by AC taxis from Mumbai will have to pay ₹100 more for Nashik and ₹200 more for Shirdi. For Pune, both AC and non-AC taxi travelers will have to pay an extra ₹50.

The revised fare for AC taxis on the Mumbai-Nashik and Mumbai-Shirdi routes will be ₹575 and ₹825 respectively. On the Mumbai-Pune route, non-AC taxis will charge ₹500, and AC taxis will charge ₹575. The fare revision was approved based on the Maharashtra government’s report from the Khatua panel and demands from cabbie unions.

Although the implementation date hasn’t been announced, sources suggest it will likely take effect next month. The MMRTA directed RTOs to prominently display the revised fare at taxi stands in Dadar, Mumbai. The Mumbai-Pune route is 155 km long, while the Mumbai-Nashik and Mumbai-Shirdi routes are 175 km and 265 km respectively.

The Mumbai Taxi Association had been requesting fare revisions on the Mumbai-Nashik route since December 2021, but the transport authority only approved the Mumbai-Pune route in August 2021. Despite complaints from cabbies about business being affected by private buses and taxis, the RTOs have been accused of ignoring the issue.

Many passengers choose shared cabs for travel to Pune, Nashik, and Shirdi, alongside trains and Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses. 

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