Tampering of meters attracts fine

Tampering of meters attracts fine

We have seven field officers who conduct raids on autos once a week. We verify the accuracy of auto meters with the help of a portable kit. Meters are given a licence for 12 months.

Auto drivers found using meters without renewing validity will have to pay a fine of Rs 500. Faulty meters, usually due to wear and tear and aggressive usage, attract a penalty of Rs 2,000. But a case will be booked in case of tampering of meters since it is a grave offence to be dealt with by a court of law. Commuters can always enquire with the auto drivers whether their meter licences are valid.

All the recognised taxi services such as KSTDC, Meru Cabs, Easy Cabs are also checked by our department. People can always complain to us about autos and cabs, by sending a mail to clm@kslmd.com. or call 080-2225 3500.

Cases against auto drivers

                                         2011          2009

 Refusal to go on hire          30, 924       21, 820
 Demanding excess fare       17, 922       11, 686
 Defective meter                         36               39

Complain here

Online    :    www.auto404.org
Online    :    www.bangaloretrafficpolice.gov.in
SMS      :    auto404 to 5607006
SMS      :    52225
IVRS     :    Call 2588444 / 555 ext: 103