Prepaid auto service started at Belagavi Railway station which was the demand of Belagavites for many years. No more unusual auto fares now onwards. Take the best use of such public-friendly services, Tweeted MoSR Suresh Angadi.
The prepaid auto booth will take Re.2 as service charge
Since we began writing this blog way back in 2007 December it was first planned to start a prepaid auto stand at the Station.
It never picked up and in 2011 we made this story Big scandal running in Belgaum Railway Station pre-paid auto.
The Persons in charge of the auto booth conspired along with the auto drivers and for a distance of 2 km the printed ticket would be of 4-5 km. Like if one wanted to go to Tanaji Galli which is 2 Km it would be shown as 4 or 5.
This service never picked up as in Bengaluru with the police not ready to interfere as it was housed inside the Railway jurisdiction then we were told.
In 2015 we had written Prepaid Auto Booth at Railway station – a Bargain there as well, yes bargain at the prepaid auto counter, Belagavi hai sir Kuch Bhi ho Sakta hai.
The person sitting inside just casually wrote down Rs.50. I asked him for what distance he entered that amount and repeated the address. He immediately changed it to Rs.40. The concerned autowallah “refused” to come for that amount and “dared” to ask the person how he had written a lesser amount.
Now that the new prepaid auto booth has been started we request the MoSR to also appoint police who will show their presence and make the auto drivers accept only what is fair by law.
I am not being negative but I just hope this time with the presence of the MoSR things will change for the better.