More unions hold tariff card workshops
After Mumbai Taximen's Union holds camps to coach autos and taxi drivers on displaying tariff cards, several others follow suit. Prajakta Chavan Rane reports.mumbai Updated: Oct 26, 2012 01:57 IST
Following the severe crackdown by transport authorities on cabbies and autos who do not display tariff cards, taxi and auto unions are conducting workshops to teach them how.
Initially, only Mumbai Taximen's Union held camps on displaying tariff cards (behind the driver's seat), but soon, the Mumbai Taxi Association followed suit. Since October 13, the Tardeo RTO has checked 1,089 vehicles of which 207 have been penalised for not displaying tariff card or for displaying photocopies. Wadala and Andheri RTO have registered 166 and 94 cases respectively against errant auto drivers. "Nearly 2,000 taxis now have tariff cards pasted behind the driver's seat. We are now waiting for the next batch of cards," said Stalin D, secretary of the Mumbai Taxi Association.
The Mumbai Rickshawmen's Union will be starting a camp from Sunday in Malad east. "We have prepared a tariff card sticker, which if approved will be pasted behind the drivers seat," said Thampy Kurian, general secretary.
Commuters complained that hardly any auto or taxis had tariff cards displayed. "So far I haven't come across a single taxi or auto with tariff card," said GR Vora, Sion resident. AL Quadros, General Secretary of Mumbai Taximen's Union said, "By Sunday, all taxis will have tariff cards displayed."