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Auto drivers want hike fares, threaten to bandh

Posted by on June 27, 2011 0 Comment

Hyderabad: The Telangana Auto Drivers JAC has decided to organize a protest demonstration on June 28 at AP Transport Bhavan, Khiaratabad at 11 am against the government’s inordinate delay in increasing the exiting Auto fares, despite four time steep hikes in the process of petroleum products within a period of six months since the last time Auto fare revision was effected on December 14, 2010.

In a press release, TGAD JAC convener Mohd. Amanullah Khan has stated that demands of the drivers include, a total ban on plying of overloaded sharing autos and other vehicles transporting passengers illegally on the city roads, stoppage of frequent auto meter recalibration, cancellation of police e-challans system, issue of driving licenses to drivers to drive transport auto without 8th class pass condition, setting up of welfare board to Auto drivers. He condemned yet another steep hike in diesel, kerosene and cooking gas prices and said it was bound to add to the already existing inflationary trends further.

He has threatened that if the government failed to increase the existing auto fares within a week time, they would launch an indefinite “auto bandh’ from July 4.

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