With the implementation of the Fare by meters by the district authorities the Auto Rickshaw owners have taken all the autos off the road and are on an indefinite strike we may call it as their demands were not met.
This morning the Police authorities starting with the checking of the meters and this provoked the auto drivers to go on a strike and stop all the autos plying on the road.
At about 9 am many autos were seen dropping the school children off but at the same time the police started to check the meters and in a hours time all the auto drivers gathered at the Sardars Ground and then protested at Chennamma circle where again they gave their set of demands which have to be met before the fare by meters is implemented. Their demands are the same put a ban on maxi cabs/tum tums from city limits, make good roads, revise auto fares regularly.
The district authorities however declined to adhere to the pressure and said that as this was a govt decision they had to abide to it. SP Chandragupta said that he has called for a meeting with the auto drivers tomorrow where they can explain all their problems.
As of now all Autos are off the road.