A public interest litigation petition has been filed in the Madras High Court Bench here to streamline the operation of mini buses and share auto-rickshaws in the city by appointing a high-level expert committee to frame elaborate guidelines.

K.K. Ramesh, a resident of Madurai, had filed the petition.

He pointed out that a majority of the mini buses and share auto-rickshaws were overloaded and driven in a rash and negligent manner. The result was that they often turn out to be the root cause for most of the road accidents.

Recalling the recent death of a government servant and his college-going daughter after they were knocked down from their two-wheeler by a share auto-rickshaw, the petitioner said that the drivers of mini buses and share auto-rickshaws continue to violate the driving rules without any remorse.