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Auto drivers stage protest against higher insurance premium, penalty amount

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Aug 27, 2019:  The DK district unit of the  CITU affiliated Federation of Karnataka Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union staged a protest in front of the DC office here on August 27, Tuesday  to oppose   increased insurance premium, excessive penalty under the amended Motor Vehicles Act  among other things.




Addressing the protestors, Sunil Kumar Bajal, District President of CITU said  the autorickshaw drivers who are already distressed due to increased cost of petrol,  spare parts and insurance premium,  have been hit hard due to the  Motor Vehicles Act amendment  which will make auto drivers pay hefty penalty even for minor  violations.

He also took exception to the rule making educational qualification compulsory while issuing driving licence.

CITU leaders Yogish Jeppinamogaru, Jayanth Nayak, Autorickshaw Drivers’ Union leaders Mohammad Ansar, Vishwanath,Stanley Noronha and others were present.