Autos in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits would go off the road from May 16 in response to the indefinite Auto bandh call given by TADJAC demanding immediate arrest of Ola and Uber managements for their illegal activities, withdrawal of auto permit cancellation orders and immediate hike in the existing auto fares on par with the neighboring States.
The other demands of the auto drivers include, the Chief Minister should fulfill his promises made to the auto drives on the eve of 2014 Assembly elections that auto drivers will be issued Transport D.Ls and Badges to drive autos without VIII Class pass condition; the Chief Minister should also fulfill his promise that there will be no RTA and Police harassment on auto drivers.
TADJAC leaders Mohd Amanullah Khan, J. Ravinder, M.A. Saleem, K. Laxminarasaiah, Mirza Rafathullah Baig and Mohd Azeemuddin stated in a pressnote statement that the ruling party has mortgaged the interests of the poor auto drivers in favour of OLa and Uber companies and this was the reason why the RTA and Traffic Police authorities were not taking any interest against the Ola & Uber cab companies’ illegal activities. Now the auto drivers are left with no other alternative except to launch a “do or die” agitation from May 16 in protest against the “partiality and double standards” of the RTA and Traffic Police authorities. They appealed to the auto drivers in the twin cities to participate in the proposed indefinite auto bandh from May 16 and make it a success. (NSS)