Illegal rise in Auto-fare at ‘Vikroli Park Site’
Illigal hike in rickshaw fare had sparked a flair of anger among the passengers
Mumbai: Breaking rules of Mumbai Traffic Police and of the Regional Transport Office (RTO), the auto rickshaw drivers in Vikroli area have raised the share-a-auto tariff on their own and it has raised angry reaction among the daily commuters. The things have become worse as no action either from traffic police or from RTO has been taken yet so far.
As per the RTO rule, the minimum fare in between Park Site and Vikroli stops is Rs 7. But the auto drivers are charging more claiming the increased gas price. At present a nallah work is taking place at Park Site on road number seven. The auto drivers have already started charging Rs 10 per person claiming that they have to take longer route to come back after delivering the passengers. Eveb the auto drivers claim that their Rickshaw unions have taken the fare hike decision.
Talking with Prahaar, Harun Khan, Corporator, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, said, “There is a concrete work of a nallah is going on road number seven. It was a necessary work. The road will be closed down for few days only and no need to the commuters to take a longer route because of this work. Instead of road number seven, the commuters just have to take the next road which is of the same distance. If the auto drivers are taking extra fare charge then it is wrong and a decision will be taken after the discussion with rickshaw unions.”