The drivers said police personnel were fining them indiscriminately. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
A group of nearly 100 autorickshaw drivers gathered at the gates of the Commissioner of Police’s office on Thursday morning to protest alleged harassment by police personnel. They alleged being su... » 30 comments
According to meter mechanics, only about 45,000 of the nearly 70,000 autorickshaws in the city have had their meters recalibrated. Photo: R. Ragu meter watch

New teams to crack down on erring auto drivers in Chennai from today

Deadline for the recalibration of meters expired on Friday » 2 comments
The deadline for recalibration of meters passed on October 15, but according to meter mechanics, only 45,000 of the 70,000 autorickshaw drivers in the city have had their meters recalibrated and got the mechanics’ seals affixed on them. Photo: R. Ragu METER WATCH

Autos seek another month to put new meters in place

Peeved by the transport department’s decision to extend the deadline for recalibration of meters by two days, autorickshaw unions have sought another month to complete the process. Explaini... » 6 comments
Around 1 lakh cards have been printed with the support of The Hindu — Photo: R. Ragu meter watch

Traffic police issue auto fare cards to drivers, passengers

The traffic police on Saturday participated in a drive to distribute the revised autorickshaw fare cards to drivers and passengers. Joint commissioner (traffic) south R. Dhinakaran launched... » 10 comments
Drivers staged a protest in Chepauk on Thursday demanding the government go easy on them while they wait to get recalibrated meters. Photo: G. Sribharath AUTORIKSHAW FARES

Chennai auto drivers want more time to fix meters

Autorickshaw drivers staged a protest in Chepauk on Thursday morning to protest the government’s actions on meter enforcement. The government should extend the deadline for recalibr... » 19 comments
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