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Thursday, October 25, 2012

FOR A FARE RIDE RTO nets 467 drivers for not carrying original tariff card

Mumbai: Regional transport offices across Mumbai have stepped up their campaign against erring drivers of taxis and autorickshaws for not carrying or displaying the original tariff card. 

    Since October 15, as many as 207 drivers in the Tardeo RTO's jurisdiction faced action for not displaying or carrying theoriginaltariff card. Similarly, action was taken against 94 
drivers in Andheri RTO's jurisdiction while the Wadala RTO penalized166drivers. 
    SinceOctober 15,207drivers also faced action for carrying a photocopy of the tariff card instead of carrying original tariff card and not displaying the tariff card in the vehicles in the ju
risdiction of the Tardeo RTO. Likewise,AndheriRTOtook action against 94 auto drivers, while Wadala RTO penalized 166 drives for not displaying the tariff card. 
    Meanwhile, the recalibration of the meters in autorickshaw andtaxiis gradually picking up in the suburbs as well as theislandcity. 
    An official said, "In Tardeo RTO, 209 taxis had come for recalibration of meterson Thursday. In Wadala, 71 taxis and 444 autorickshaws carried out the recalibration of meters." 
    More than 11,000 vehicles, including 8,696 autorickhsaws, have recalibrated their meters 
till date. As for taxis, the official said, 2,480 meters have been recalibrated since the new tariff hike. The number of autorickshaw meters that have been recalibrated in Andheri and Wadala RTO is 3,327 and 5,369 respectively. 
    The number of taxi meters recalibrated in Tardeo Andheri, Wadala stood at1,977,169 and 334 respectively. 
    Meanwhile, the transport department has decided to undertake recalibration of meters even on the weekend and the Eidholidayin order tocomplete the process within 45 days from the October 11 when the new farehikecameintoexistence.



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