New Delhi | Jagran New Desk: The passengers returning back home from abroad under government mega repatriation drive, called ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, will have to shell out an exorbitant fare of Rs 10,000 for a one way travel in a sedan from Delhi's (IGI) Indira Gandhi International Airport to adjoining NOIDA or Ghaziabad in UP.

The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will be charging a minimum cost of booking a taxi at Rs 10,000 for Sedans and Rs 12,000 for an SUV.

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A minimum of Rs 10,000 will be charged for any destination within the 250 km radius of Delhi's IGI airport, and beyond that additional charges will be incurred. Rs 40 will be charged per km beyond 250 km window if one chooses to travel in a sedan, whereas Rs 50 per km will be taken as an additional fare rate for those travelling in the SUVs.

UPSRTC has also made arrangements which are cheaper than these incredibly high fare-charging airport taxis. The corporation’s buses will charge a minimum of Rs 1,000 per seat in a non air-conditioned bus, and Rs 1,320 per seat in an air-conditioned bus for a distance of up to 100 km.

The distance between Terminal-3 of Delhi's International Airport to the Noida City centre is 30 km, whereas that between airport and Ghaziabad's Vaishali is 35km.

According to a Hindustan Times report, UPSRTC MD Raj Shekhar had issued an order to the regional managers of the state Bus Corporation in Noida and Ghaziabad on the 9th of May, 2020, informing about the facilitation of buses and taxis from the airport for residents who are a part of the Vande Bharat Mission. The conveyance will be made available for those who get the clearance by the Delhi government to travel and do not have any COVID-19 symptoms.

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At present, the Indians who have returned from abroad have been kept under a 14-day quarantine in various quarantine facilities in Delhi, and these conveyance facilities would be provided once their quarantine period is over.

Posted By: Talib Khan