“We met the transport commissioner, but he didn’t give us any solid reason on why we are being offered just a one-rupee hike and didn’t even give any assurance that our demand would be considered. They have under-calculated the cost of living,” said Anthony Quadros of the Mumbai Taximen’s Union. In a government resolution issued by the state government last week, it has suggested a minimum fare of Rs 18 for taxis, a one-rupee rise from the current Rs 17, and a per-kilometre fare of Rs 11.97, which is now Rs 10.50. The one-man Hakim committee had calculated a base fare per kilometre of Rs 13.08. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Transport Authority will meet soon to take a final call on the fare.