Auto sale irregularities, dealers warned of action

In the wake of reports of irregularities in sale of autorickshaws, the city government on Wednesday threatened punitive action against authorised auto dealers if they do not comply with norms while selling the three-wheelers.

Transport minister Ramakant Goswami reviewed issues related to purchase of autorickshaws in the Capital with representatives of autorickshaw dealers. On why the city government’s directive on submitting daily report of booking, sales and stock position to the transport department is not being followed, the dealers told Goswami that they could not comply with the order due to certain technical reason.

The transport department last week had directed authorised dealers to submit daily reports. The dealers that they will soon submit the reports daily to the government.

Goswami asked them and transport department officials to ensure transparency in issuing permits and sale of the three-wheelers. He said there is a need for more and more autorickshaws in the city, keeping in view the increasing population.

He told the dealers that non-compliance of the government order will be taken seriously and action will be taken against erring dealers.

The city government has started the process to issue 10,000 permits for autorickshaws, almost a year after the Supreme Court allowed plying of more such vehicles in Delhi. Currently, Delhi has some 60,000 autorickshaws.

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