Drive to weed out unauthorised autos in Bengaluru underway

Drive to weed out unauthorised autos in Bengaluru underway

As many as 14,102 unauthorised autorickshaws are plying on the streets of Bengaluru and action is being taken against them, Transport Minister HM Revanna told the Legislative Council on Friday.

"There are 1.25 lakh licences that have been issued in the city. Also, there are 14,102 licences that have not been renewed and we are taking action," Revanna said in response to P R Ramesh's question.

According to the minister, the number of autorickshaw licences has been capped at 1.25 lakh a year. "In 2012, we issued 85,000 auto licences, 95,300 in 2013 and 1.25 lakh in 2014, 2015 and 2016," Revanna said.

The number of licences that have not been renewed is increasing each year - 902 in 2012, 1,300 in 2013, 2,500 in 2014, 3,500 in 2015 and 5,900 in 2016, he explained.

 

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