Reports of auto rickshaw drivers and cab drivers charging double the usual fare were on the rise in Bengaluru as other transport means took a hit. Speaking to media, the authorities stated that strict action will be taken against the opportunists.
Bengaluru: As BMTC buses were scarce and KSRTC halted its services in Bengaluru, private cabs including Ola and Uber and autorickshaw drivers were seen flocking the Majestic area, demanding double the usual price from people waiting for transport.
As Majestic (Nadaprabhu Kempegowda bus and train station) is always filled with people travelling to and from Bengaluru to distance places, many take BMTC and KSRTC or Metro as private cabs and autorickshaws usually charge extra.
With the bandh being observed today and no buses plying regularly, people who reached Bengaluru by train faced problems as auto rickshaw drivers and private cab drivers were seen demanding double the money than usual.
After these incidents were reported in the media, the police commissioner as well as district administration stated that if any such incidents are reported, cases will be booked against the driver who demands more money.
They also ensured that strict action will be taken against those demanding any price over the charge that the fare meter shows.
Last Updated 2:05 PM IST