Pre-paid auto booths inaugurated KSTRC and Railway Station

10:33 AM, Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Pre Paid Auto booth

Mangalore  : Dr. Channappa Gowda, the deputy commissioner and Latha R. Kini, the president of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) inaugurated the prepaid auto booths at Central Railway Station and KSRTC in Bejai on Oct 2 Sunday.

The booths were jointly inaugurated by the district administration, the transport department, the Mangalore police, and the Mangalore Association of Travel Agents.

Speaking on the occasion, Mangalore Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that the booths have been establish in order to protect innocent passengers from overcharging by crooked auto rickshaw drivers.

He also said that the passengers will have to pay a Re. 1 per as the fee for the trip as booth maintenance fees.

Dr. Channappa Gowda, after inauguration said that said that this system helps the passengers to know the exact amount they have to pay within MCC limits.

Passengers can use helplines 100 or 2220577 to lodge complaints if the auto drivers ask additional charge, he added.

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