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Relief for commuters as auto union calls off stir

india Updated: Apr 20, 2011 01:03 IST
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Gurgaon commuters heaved a sigh of relief after the ‘shared auto’ strike was called off by the auto union on Tuesday evening.

More than 15,000 ‘shared autos’ had gone off the roads on Monday, following a call given by the auto operators union to protest against the traffic police directive to install speed governors on autorickshaws, increase in taxes and challan drive initiated by the traffic police.

The relief to the passengers came after a meeting between the auto drivers union and the city administration who sorted out the matter.

“We called off the strike after getting assurance from the city administration who promised to consider our demands,” said Rishi Pal, auto union leader.

“Police also gave us the assurance that challan amount will be only R500 instead of R4,000. The city administration also assured of sorting out the parking problem soon,” said Pal.

Police said they will ensure traffic rules are not violated. “We have asked auto drivers to follow traffic rules,” said Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic).