Auto drivers fined for not carrying original tariff cards
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Acting on commuter complaints, the state transport department launched a crackdown on Sunday on auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers for not carrying or not appropriately displaying original tariff cards with revised fares.
Flying squads of the three regional transport offices in the city — east (Wadala), west (Andheri) and central (Tardeo) — penalised more than 100 auto-rickshaw and taxi drivers in a single day. Tardeo RTO penalised five vehicles, Wadala RTO 56 and Andheri RTO 43. The fine for not displaying original tariff cards is Rs 100.
"They were all carrying photocopies of tariff cards. Photocopies are easier to tamper with and passengers are fleeced," said V N More, transport commissioner, adding that most of those caught were auto-rickshaw drivers.
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