Auto rickshaw drivers looting passengers in Jammu
Jammu, Nov 16: The auto rickshaw transport in Jammu is looting people, especially tourists and pilgrims coming from outside state while ferrying them to different parts of the city.
These auto rickshaw drivers charge 200 to 300 times more than the actual fare and people having no knowledge about the city get trapped in their net. Up to three kilometers they charge around Rs 250 to 300 which is very high from the actual fare. There is no rate list pasted on any of the auto rickshaws in Jammu and they run their vehicles on their own whims and get away with it. Tourists and pilgrims coming from outside Jammu and Kashmir having no other option get trapped and pay higher rates.
Regional Transport Office hasissued auto-rickshaw fares as per distance one has to hire a three-wheeler.
According to a press statement of the Motor Vehicles Department, Rs 17 has been fixed as fare payable for first kilometer and Rs 13 is chargeable for subsequent kilometers.
Further, waiting charges have been set as Rs 25 per hour, while as there will be luggage charges up to 25kgs and beyond that 25 percent of the applicable fare shall be charged.
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