Transport Minister R. Ashok said the in an effort to control pollution, the Ministry of Transport has decided to bring out a new plan where owners who sell autos which is registered before 2000 will get an amount of Rs.15000 from the government as an award.
Most of the customers who regularly use this service have told us that green autos are far better due to strong demand to have written. We measure the long-alleged violation, air and noise pollution, auto drivers refuse to take passengers to their destination is mentioned, he said the department had set aside Rs 22 lakh for this purpose. Ashoka also said that to apply for green autos is just need to pay only Rs.500 as opposed to Rs.30,000 as per the present system.
However, Meenakshi Sundaram, auto-rickshaw drivers association (ARDU) president, said in that only 10 percent of automen between the most unorganized groups, ignored the strike. It is selfish. Want to earn more money. We cannot stop them, she said. But Khan one of the autorikshaw driver, strike back, saying: All these unions are a scam. Some leaders take the money and fooling us.
Their protest against the potential of new autos gathered in Freedom Park, more than 1,500 union members. We give government an weeks time to revoke their order of brining new 40,000 autos on road, Sundaram said. He said the Union on August 12 will march to Vidhan Soudha, the station with the city will take a huge rally of about 10,000 autos will participate in the rally. So now it’s the turn to the government to rethink on this issue, if we take the burn for a positive reply. Union members will stage demonstrations across the city, he said.
On Friday, some drivers who have not joined the strike were stopped and thrown out of rickshaws. No physical damage was caused to any user, Srinivasa Murthy, Secretary said. The city was generally calm. Murthy said the minor events and Hegenahalli Byappanahalli, but no one was injured. Men who defied the strike, had a field day, however. They made a lot of money fast implementation of the excessive rates.
A resident of Murugeshpalya, Archana Suresh said that her trip was charged forty rupees which by normal it would be just seventeen rupees. As she was in a hurry she could not wait for a bus. Several autos had joined the bundh. It was very difficult for me to get one, she said. Miller said another commuter to travel by auto from Old Madras Road on payment of Rs 200. BMTC buses in some areas and was particularly TTMCs
Busy for several hours. Prabhudas M, Head Traffic Manager, BMTC, had run extra 4000 busses to manage the crowds.
Despite the extra bit, the load factor had increased from 60 %t to around 70 %. The exact figure can be calculated only during the weekends, but surely we had a huge crowded busses plying this day, he said.