Meters of 8,000 autorickshaws have not been recalibrated in the State capital to conform to the revision in the minimum fare from Rs.14 to 16.
This was despite four months given to auto drivers to rectify the meters at regular and special centres opened by Legal Metrology Department at Singareni colony, Attapur, Necklace road, Nagole, Kukatpally and Trimulgherry. Only 39,000 out of 47,000 autos have availed the facility.
In this background, surprise checks were carried out by the department in the city which resulted in detection of 244 cases of fraudulent auto meters. The offences such as removal of seals of the adapters and junctions were also found the , a release said.