Mangaluru, Feb 02, 2015: DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai who had convened a meeting with Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim also the President of RTA and representatives of autorickshaw drivers unions, at the Circuit House on February 1, Sunday is learnt to have asked the DC to revise the autorickshaw fares once again.
But sources say the DC is firm on his earlier decision to reduce the minimum fares from the existing Rs 25 to Rs 20 and has also asked the autorickshaw drivers to prove why they cannot run autos profitably at a minimum fare of Rs 20.
It is worth mentioning here that the autorickshaw drivers who went on a protest for three successive days over the issue had finally called off their protest after the District in-charge Minister gave an assurance to consider their demands.
Accordingly, Sunday’s meeting was convened wherein the minister is learnt to have told that he wants justice to be done to the passengers as well as the drivers. Meanwhile, the DC said the fares have been revised keeping the interest of both passengers and drivers in mind and even pointed out that the fare in DK district was high when compared to fares even in Mumbai, Kasargod and other places.