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5,000 auto drivers to stay off city roads today

There is no end to the city’s troubles with autorickshaw drivers. The drivers, who continue to refuse fares — a driver has been arrested for assaulting a man during an argument in Vikhroli on Saturday — and tamper meters, are now demanding a massive tariff hike of Rs 6 (of minimum fare), for which they are holding a demonstration on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Oct 03, 2011 01:00 IST
Prajakta Chavan

There is no end to the city’s troubles with autorickshaw drivers. The drivers, who continue to refuse fares — a driver has been arrested for assaulting a man during an argument in Vikhroli on Saturday — and tamper meters, are now demanding a massive tariff hike of Rs 6 (of minimum fare), for which they are holding a demonstration on Monday.

Brace yourself for some disruption as at least 5,000 of the 1.04 lakh autos will stay off the city roads.

If you are planning to drive to work, you might also get stuck in traffic jams in and around the Bandra-Kurla Complex as the 5,000 drivers will be gathered with their autos at the BKC ground between 11am and 5pm.

This is the second time in two weeks that drivers are holding the city to ransom. On September 20, they went on a flash strike protesting the Regional Transport Office’s drive against tampered meters.