Mangaluru, Jan 30, 2015 : Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim who chaired a meeting convened between the RTA and the striking autorickshaw drivers on January 29, Thursday over the minimum fare issue seems to be firm on the administration’s decision to reduce the minimum autorickshaw fare to Rs 20 instead of sticking to the earlier rate of Rs 25 as demanded by autorickshaw drivers.
The Deputy Commissioner also informed the meeting that another meet could be convened in the next three months if the autorickshaw drivers were not happy with the revised fares. He even stated that the autorickshaw drivers union can even move the court if they are not happy with the fare revision.
He also hinted at the plans of the administration to introduce a toll free number to register complaints against autorickshaw drivers.
Meanwhile, even SP Dr Sharanappa contended that the administration had taken all aspects into consideration before revising the fares and asked drivers to complain if they find that the revised rate is not profitable for them.