πŸ›Ί Pre-paid auto stands to be reinstated

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The pre-paid autorickshaw stands will be reinstated and spread to further locations, according to the traffic police department.

Story so far: Special Traffic Commissioner MA Saleem acknowledged the issue and promised to reinstate pre-paid autorickshaws on MG Road and at the KSRTC bus stop in Majestic. The same will happen at the Opera House, Forum Mall, Jayanagar 4th Block, and other locations.

  • The system was halted due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
  • Only the rich and elite can now afford autorickshaws because they cost at least β‚Ή100 for a minimum distance of 1-2 km.

Drivers’ argument: Autorickshaw drivers claimed they were required to complete one empty trip. They claimed that they had to make up for the increased cost of fuel.

  • A union member defended the drivers, claiming that some are compelled to raise their prices since they must pay the RTO extravagant fees for their licenses and to purchase or rent an autorickshaw. The meter-run autos are likewise charging exorbitant prices since aggregators do as well.

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