Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Motor vehicle inspectors from City Regional Transport Offices and the enforcement wing have started intense checks at important points in the city to curb autorickshaw permit holders and drivers from plying without revised fare card and without engaging the fare meter.

Stating this in an official release on Tuesday, Joint Transport Commissioner K. Yogarajan said disciplinary action was being taken against erring permit holders and autorickshaw drivers.

"Complaints are still being received from the public that most of the autorickshaws are plying without the revised care card and without engaging the fare meter," the release noted.

It said that following a meeting that the Transport Commissioner had with autorickshaw union leaders, consumers and the Press, regarding implementation of the revised fare, the revised fare cards were being continuously issued to all autorickshaw owners.

The release said that steps were being taken to issue notices furnishing the comparative tariff (new and old tariff) through banks, post offices, petrol bunks and consumer fora, it added.

The tariff was also available on website www.tn.gov.in/sta.

Following complaints from the unions, the department officials held meetings with mechanics and electronic meter dealers and made them agree to recalibrate the fare meters at lesser charge.