At 11.50pm, this reporter then got into an auto at Sion station and went up to Lucky hotel on SV Road, Bandra. The auto's electronic meter showed a reading of Rs. 15 fro 1.1 km even before the journey began and the driver claimed he had recalibrated the meter at an RTO to show the new minimum fare, though the meter recalibration process had not begun.
At 12.15am, the reporter hailed an auto with a mechanical meter from Lucky hotel to Linking Road in Bandra. The driver charged the midnight fare of Rs. 20 for a meter reading of 1.1. As he did not have the new tariff card, he was not aware that the midnight fare for the distance would come up to Rs. 23.