Auto Rickshaw Divers Booked for Plying without Fare Meters

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

A team of Legal Metrology with the cooperation of J & K police carried a comprehensive drive to check fare meters of Auto rickshaws plying in Srinagar city on Monday.

“During the inspection, 80 Auto rickshaws were checked & 30 drivers were booked for charging flat rate and plying auto rickshaws without installation of fare meters,” an official statement said this evening.

Out of 30 cases, 18 challan cases were compounded by the Joint Controller Legal Metrology Kashmir.

Auto rickshaw drivers were directed to install fare meters in their Auto rickshaw/ cabs & comply with the rules and regulations of the Act. The drivers were also directed to charge from the passengers only according to the fare meter, failing which strict action will be initiated against the violators as per rules and procedures.

The Department will continue to carry out regular inspection to protect consumer interest.

Department also verified more than two thousand fare meters of Auto rickshaws.

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