Cabbies can be fined for cancelling the ride

Madhapur: Passengers can now file a complaint with the traffic police if any cab/auto/ bike drivers cancel a ride booked through apps.

This was told by the Cyberabad Traffic Police on Wednesday through a tweet, stating that a refusal by any cab/auto driver after hiring is an offence and will be booked under the section 178 (3) (b) of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

Passengers are asked to send the vehicle number, date and time, location and screenshot as a proof of rejection to the Cyberabad traffic police on WhatsApp number 9490617346 for further action. The driver will be slapped with a fine of up to Rs 500 per ride if found guilty.

As reported by Hans India, action was taken against 15 drivers on Wednesday.

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