Following a discussion with senior police officers, autorickshaw unions have called off their strike planned for Thursday.

As part of the discussion, it was decided to have drivers who have been following the rules appointed as wardens to monitor the operations of the autorickshaws in their area. The ‘auto wardens’ will be given special training and can be recognised by badges that will be issued to them, a senior traffic policeman said. The police have also appointed the four deputy commissioners of traffic as grievance redressal officers for the drivers. With regard to the formation of the tripartite committee to fix fares and the installation of GPS meter, the unions will be meeting with the transport department, the officer said.

The unions, however, say they have only postponed their strike.

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