Telangana: Auto drivers’ JAC calls for bandh on December 15

Hyderabad: Telangana Auto Drivers’ Joint Action Committee (TADJAC) has called for a one-day auto bandh on December 15 in a protest against the alleged negligence of the Police and Regional Transport Authority (RTA), in curbing illegal plying of auto-rickshaws into the twin cities from neighboring districts.

The TADJAC has demanded that the chief minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, provide Rs.10,000/- as financial support, to auto drivers in the state.

Addressing the media on Sunday, TADJAC convener, Mohd. Amanullah Khan, while alleging that Ola and Uber cab managements are illegally plying non-local autos under their control, demanded the immediate arrest of the authorities and seizure of all such autos.

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“The Government should formulate necessary guidelines to protect auto drives from harassment from private transportation service providers,” he said.

Khan also demanded an apology from the CM for neglecting the autorickshaw drivers stating that auto meter rates have not been increased since 2014.

“The police levy heavy E-challan penalties on auto drivers, which should be reduced by 50 percent,” he added.

The TADJAC also demanded that the state compel the center to withdraw the “foolish decision” in relation to the renewal of an auto driver’s license, from a five-yearly to a yearly basis.

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