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Commuters complain of auto drivers’ refusal to ply

PUNE: Commuters around the city were complaining of autorickshaw drivers refusing to ply or rate via the meter.

This has brought on the local autorickshaw union to consider approaching the street transport workplace and urge action against violators.

“Each time I wish to take an autorickshaw anywhere, I have to forestall 6-7 empty automobiles before I am getting one. It has develop into a nuisance. If they don’t wish to ply, what do they really wish to do?” Bhandarkar Road resident Yash Jalan mentioned.

Others have complained of similar reports, be it in Baner or Kalyaninagar or NIBM Road. Many have claimed that autorickshaw drivers refuse to rate via the meter after nightfall. “After 8.30pm, they just forestall going via the meter,” Shaheen Ghasia, a certified, mentioned.

Citizens have known as for strict action against errant drivers via traffic police and the RTO. “It is an offence to refuse to ply as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the police in addition to the RTO must take cognisance of the subject,” Jalan mentioned.

Admitting that this used to be an issue, union chief Baba Shinde mentioned, “This has develop into a genuine downside and we wish to change the mindset of the drivers. There is wholesome pageant from cabs and in this kind of state of affairs, refusing passengers does no longer make sense.”

Shinde mentioned the union used to be set to way the RTO and urge them to begin action against errant drivers. “We are also making plans to counsel drivers,” he mentioned.

Sanjay Raut from the RTO mentioned they take action as and after they get court cases.

Meanwhile, deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Pankaj Deshmukh mentioned, “We have ceaselessly been taking action against (errant) autorickshaw drivers, particularly outdoor the railway station and at Swargate. We will accentuate the power in other spaces of town.”

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