Its president K.G. Alwis says that between 6.00 am and 10.00 pm, Rs. 50 will be charged for the first km, with Rs. 40 per every km thereafter.
Between 10.00 pm and 6.00 am, Rs. 57.50 will be charged for the first km, and Rs. 45 per every km therafter, he said.
For waiting, Rs. 2.50 per hour during the day and Rs. 3.00 per hour in the night will be charged as well.
Chairman of the national council for road safety Sisira Kodagoda said the mandatory taxi meter would come into force from October 01.
A receipt containing the date, distance, charge levied, vehicle registration number, should be issued at the passenger’s request.
The registration numbers of the vehicle, driver and a picture of the driver should be clearly displayed behind the driver’s seat, a gazette notification said.