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MNS plans auto helpline

mumbai Updated: Oct 19, 2011 01:27 IST
Pooja Domadia

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Tuesday announced it will resume its ‘protest’ against errant rickshaw drivers. The transport wing of the party, Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena (MNVS), plans to respond to complaints against them through a 24-hour helpline number.

“We will promptly act on complaints of commuters. They will have to call on our number, which will be centrally handled,” said Haji Arfat Shaikh, president, MNVS. “As per details of the commuter’s location, we will ask local party members to reach there and help people,” added Shaikh.

He, however, said that procuring the number is in process. "We will soon appoint people to receive and act on the calls.” The party, known for its violent attacks, has also found another way to agitate against errant rickshaw drivers. “We will now ask them to do sit-ups and then ferry the same passenger. This will help our members from being booked for being violent,” said Shaikh. MNS members will also be present outside Jogeshwari station (East) from 8.30am to 12.30pm.