The Auto, Taxi, Tempo Workers Union (CITU), Chengannur area committee, has called upon the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) in Alappuzha as well as the municipal authorities in Chengannur to stop all unauthorised auto stands in the municipal limits without any further delay.

In a statement issued here on Thursday, union area secretary K.K. Chandran said the Kerala High Court had directed the RTA, Alappuzha, to ensure that the autorikshaws were not parked in unauthorised areas.

The writ petition filed before the High Court by L.S. Ajoy from Chengannur had accused the civic body and the RTA of gross inaction against illegal parking of autorikshaws and plying of autorikshaws without valid permits in the municipal limits. Disposing the petition, the Single Bench of the High Court comprising Justice K. Vinodchandran directed the Alappuzha RTA to see whether any unauthorised parking area was used by the autorikshaws in the municipal limits causing inconvenience to the public, and to check any such activity with the help of the Circle Inspector of Police who was the second respondent in the petition.

Mr Chandran alleged that civic body as well as the RTA had not yet taken any step to check the unauthorised autorikshaw stand along the Brufia Bakery-Kalloothara Times stretch of the road.

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