Yesterday many autos were seized for lack of documents, meters not working. The new fare after a hike of 20% has come into effect from 17/8/2015.
The new minimum fare is Rs.25 for 1.9kms and then 10/km.
But even now the auto drivers dont down the meter. They say still meter is not compulsory and what not. Yesterday again they said that police is not acting on tumtums, then infront of them tumtums were fined.
Worst part here is the citizens must ask to down the meter. The other bad thing most of the meters are not re-calibrated so what fare they will show is really unkown. Most of the drivers were seen to just down the meter and it shows some heavenly figure, but the fare is decided earlier only. This is wrong each one must ask for the meter if one denies it leave him ask for another if each citizens ask for the meter they will be forced to implement it.
For the first time, we have reached so far in case of implementation of fare by meters, or else earlier it was just on paper. Now it is the citizens who can make it possible.
For complaints no special numbers have been given so dial 100 and raise your complaint.
Remember it is our right and their (Auto driver) duty to charge fare as per rates fixed, so go ahead and ask for it.