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Drive to rein in erring autorickshaw drivers

Staff Reporter

Six special teams booked 2,500 cases against auto drivers for demanding extra money


  • Autorickshaw's registered in other districts will not be permitted to ply in the city
  • Fines will also be imposed on drivers found not wearing uniforms
  • Autorickshaws will not be allowed to carry more than six schoolchildren

    HYDERABAD: The next time the autorickshaw driver demands extra money, refuses to come or charges half return fare (except between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.), you can simply walk to the nearest traffic policeman and lodge a complaint. Also, if you have a doubt that the meter is tampered, you can approach the traffic police.

    Hyderabad Additional Commissioner of police (Traffic) A.K. Khan on Saturday assured to take action against all such autorickshaw drivers on receipt of specific complaints.

    Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Mr. Khan said that following several complaints from the public against autorickshaw drivers, the traffic police took up a special drive to check their activities.

    Special teams

    Over the last two days, six special teams moved across various junctions and booked 2,500 cases against auto drivers for demanding extra money, refusing to come, charging half return fare during normal timings and for tampered meters.

    He said that fines would also be imposed on autorickshaw drivers for auto piloting (two persons including driver seated on driver's seat) and for carrying excess passengers.

    Payment of penalty

    The Additional Commissioner said that fines would also be imposed on drivers found not wearing uniform. He said that autorickshaws registered in other districts would not be permitted to ply in the city.

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