Oct 18, 2022, 00:22 am
On Monday the Mumbai Traffic Police announced an action against the auto and cab drivers who refuse to ply passengers.
This announcement comes post an incident of a journalist being repeatedly denied a auto to ply to BKC.
"We have received complaints that auto and cab drivers refuse to ply short distances as they wait for passengers travelling longer distances. During our monthly review, we have asked traffic
chowkies to start cracking down on these drivers. Prominent signs warning of action will be put up outside railway stations and bus-stops. Immediate action under provisions of Motor Vehicle Act is expected on a refusal," said a circular signed by joint commissioner of traffic, Rajvardhan Sinha.
The circular further stated that senior inspectors of each traffic chowky need to have meetings with taxi and auto unions."Drivers must be sensitised to behave better and aid citizens in a hassle free commute," the circular read.