"H y d e r a b a d W a t
against Auto Rickshaws in City
There has been iincrease
in complaints against Auto ickshaws in Hyderabad City and hence the
The special drive against Auto Rickshaws by the Hyderabad Traffic Police
has been restarted in City. This time, the Road Transport Authority and
the Legal Metrology Department will also be involved in the special drive.
In the first one week drive against Auto rickshaws from 27-09-2010 to
01-10-2010, a total of 21,964 cases registered against Auto rickshaws and
Rs.14,41,685/- was collected as fine amount. During this campaign, it was
realized that the auto rickshaw drivers are tampering with the digital
meters to increase the fares. One week time was given to the
owners/drivers of auto rickshaws to;
a) Take steps to remove all extra wires, etc. which are being used to
tamper the meters.
b) Install a 20 cm x 20 cm size Display Board with details of the owner
name, auto registration No. and Help line Nos. on them as per A.P.M.V.Rule
c) Install a transparent plastic cover sheet on the rear of the auto as
per Rule 100 sub-section-ii (2) of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
During this week, meetings have been held with the Transport and Legal
Metrology Departments and it has been decided to conduct joint drive from
11-10-2010 (Monday) onwards. While focusing on the above 3 aspects, the
Traffic Police will continue to book the other violations committed by
auto rickshaw drivers.
One lakh pamphlets printed in Telugu and Urdu mentioning certain
“guidelines” to the auto rickshaw owners and drivers are being distributed
to all auto drivers, board manufacturers, mechanics, etc., so that they
can take up rectification as per guidelines given.
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