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Your commute is a mess today: Autos to stay off roads

mumbai Updated: Apr 16, 2012 01:09 IST
Prajakta Chavan
Prajakta Chavan
Hindustan Times
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You will face trouble commuting in the suburbs on Monday, if you are dependent on autos.


The largest auto union in the city, the Sharad Rao-led Mumbai Autorickshawmen's Union, has withdrawn its call for an indefinite strike, but said that more than one lakh autos would go on a one-day strike on Monday to protest the low tariff hike.

"The Re 1 hike on the minimum fare works for autos that run on CNG in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Our agitation is for the entire state, for autos that run on both petrol and CNG," said Rao.

However, auto unions run by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the Shiv Sena are not supporting the strike; they make up for 35,000 autos.

The state home department has invoked section 66 (3) of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, under which all civic transport authorities have to provide additional services to commuters.