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The 10 most expensive taxi rides around the world

Last updated on: June 25, 2015 12:58 IST

Mumbai auto rickshaw and taxi fares have once again been hiked after the high court rejected the plea of the Mumbai Grahak Panchayat to stall it. The 38,000 odd black and yellow taxis and 1.05 lakh autos in Mumbai will soon recalibrate their e-meters based on the recommendation of the now-scrapped Hakim Committee.

The minimum fare for autos will go up from Rs 17 to Rs 18, while taxi fare will go up from the minimum Rs 21 to Rs 22, and from Rs 26 to Rs 28 for airconditioned taxis. The hike will come into effect immediately after recalibration of meters, starting June 25.

Rediff.com takes a look at cities with the most expensive taxi fares.

Nice
, France

EUR €6.4 for first km (Rs 455.61 approx)

Striking Paris taxis take part in a demonstration over the Paris ring road. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Zurich, Switzerland

CHF Fr6 for first km (Rs 408.40)

Taxi drivers stand next to their cars at the Zurich airport that is operated by the Flughafen Zuerich AG, in Zurich. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters

Tokyo, Japan

JPY ¥710 for first 2 km (Rs 364.14 approx)

Taxis are parked as drivers wait for customers on a road in Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Stockholm, Sweden

SEK kr45 for first km (Rs 346 approx)

A traffic guard redirects traffic away from the Oresund bridge in Malmo, Southern Sweden, that leads to Copenhagen, Denmark. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/Reuters

Berlin, Germany

EUR €3.4 (Rs 241 approx)

A taxi driver listens to speeches by his colleagues, during an Europe-wide protest of licensed taxi drivers in front of the Olympic stadium in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

London, England

£2.40 (Rs 238 approx)

A taxi travels along Oxford Street during a bus strike in London. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Amsterdam, Netherlands

EUR €2.83 for first 0 Km (Rs 201 approx)

 

A dog guards his owner's Saab car at a parking lot in Muiden, near Amsterdam. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Auckland, New Zealand

NZD $3 for first km (Rs 190 approx)

A sign alerting drivers to the presence of Kiwi birds is pictured on a road on the outskirts of Wellington. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Los Angeles, United States

USD $2.85 for first 0.17 km (Rs 181 approx)

Traffic flows along the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Brussels, Belgium

EUR €2.4 for first 0 km (Rs 170 approx)

A Belgian taxi driver wears a mask while taking part in a blockade of central Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters