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Revised auto fares come into effect in Hubli-Dharwad

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CLEARING DOUBTS: Deputy Commissioner M.S. Srikar (in the centre) speaking to council member Pratap Chauhan regarding confusion about distribution of fare charts after inauguration of installation of fare meters in autorickshaws in Dharwad on Saturday . Police Commissioner Narayan Nadamani is also seen.
CLEARING DOUBTS: Deputy Commissioner M.S. Srikar (in the centre) speaking to council member Pratap Chauhan regarding confusion about distribution of fare charts after inauguration of installation of fare meters in autorickshaws in Dharwad on Saturday . Police Commissioner Narayan Nadamani is also seen.

Staff Correspondent

Fare charts of autorickshaws to be displayed at prominent places in the twin cities

DHARWAD: Revised auto fares came into effect in the twin cities with a formal inauguration of the installation of fare meters in autorickshaws here on Saturday.

M.S. Srikar, Deputy Commissioner, Dharwad, and Narayan Nadamani, Police Commissioner, Hubli-Dharwad, formally inaugurated the function which was held on the Kalabhavan premises. Mr. Srikar said installation of fare meters in autorickshaws has been taken up for the benefit of passengers. He warned auto drivers against using their vehicles without installing fare meters.

Mr. Nadamani announced that fare charts of autorickshaws will be displayed at prominent places in the twin cities.

Pratap Chauhan, council member, complained to the Deputy Commissioner that proper steps have not been taken for the distribution of fare charts.

Although there are around 4,000 autorickshaws in Dharwad, only a few hundred fare charts have been distributed. He said only one auto drivers association had been taken into confidence before implementing the revised fares.

Auto rickshaw drivers complained about the operation of Bendre City Transport Buses and said that bus operators should be instructed to pick up and drop commuters only at the specified places.

J.S. Bevur, Officer of the Department of Weights and Measures, said a suitable arrangement will be made for repairing fare meters near Swastik Gas Agency near Keshwapur Circle in Hubli and near Modern Theatre in Dharwad.

Karim Baig, Regional Transport Officer, welcomed the gathering. N.C.Sheikh, president, Autorickshaw Drivers' and Owners' Association, proposed a vote of thanks. Nagappa, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Hulmani, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Angadi, Inspector, and others were present.

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