UPSRTC MD Raj Shekhar clarified that passengers shall be charged taxi fare for the onward journey from Noida or Ghaziabad post quarantine.
However, on 14 May 2020, the Director of UPSRTC has clarified that service from the Indira Gandhi International airport to Noida and Ghaziabad quarantine centres were completely free of cost for passengers, just like all other UPSRTC operations where they are ferrying migrant workers from railway stations to their respective home districts. Further, he stated that after completing their quarantine period if they wanted to travel to their native places within 250 km radius they would be charged for taxi service. He also said that a committee has been put together to further decide on the matter. So, according to the clarification given by the UPSRTC, the order dated 9 May 2020 did not refer to the passengers being charged for their travel to Ghaziabad or Noida from the Delhi airport, but instead they would be charged for their onward journey after completing the quarantine period. UPSRTC further said that this fare for the onward journey of passengers from Noida and Ghaziabad shall be reviewed by a committee and would come to a decision in the coming days while the previously issued order remains in place until the review is concluded.
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