News: Plea on auto fares

Puducherry, Nov 19 : The Federation for People’s Rights here today urged the administration to stick to it’s announcement that all autorickshaws in the union territory should fix meters before November 30.

In a statement here today,Federation Secretary G Sugumaran said the Transport Department had made the announcement following several complaints of autorickshaws in Puducherry plying without meters and more fare being collected from passengers.

When compared to Tamil Nadu, the autorickshaw fares were higher in Puducherry and the petrol price was less,Mr.Sugumaran said adding if the government backtracked on it’s announcement, the federation would mobilise public and organise agitations.

UNI / 19.11.2012

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