New Delhi, Aug. 14 -- The Delhi government on Tuesday gave its nod for waiver of fitness test fees and GPS-related charges for all autorickshaws in the national Capital.

The move comes months ahead of the assembly elections scheduled in Delhi early next year. In June, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had hiked auto fares by over 18.75%.

The government on Tuesday also stated that various other charges - including penalties related to CNG three-wheelers - will be significantly reduced from September 1.

Delhi at present has around 95,000 registered auto-rickshaws, all of which ply on CNG.

Auto unions in the city welcomed the decisions and also said the move will go in favour of the AAP in the upcoming Assembly elections. "There are roughly...