Hyderabad: Clamour for vehicle stands obtains shriller as police launches Operation ROPE
Hyderabad: Following the police unique website traffic drive ‘Operation ROPE’, throughout the city to enhance the website traffic activity, the need for vehicle stands from vehicle vehicle drivers’ unions is acquiring energy. The City Auto as well as Motor Cab Driver Unions have actually presented a need to give vehicle drivers with vehicle as well as taxi stands throughout Greater Hyderabad.
As public authorities are servicing remediation of city roadways, the police started an anti-encroachment drive to guarantee smooth website traffic circulation as well as to enhance website traffic monitoring. This has actually contributed to the concerns of autorickshaw as well as taxi driver. The vehicle unions have actually been attempting to press authorities to establish vehicle stands under the unique drive started by the police. However, their need is yet to be fulfilled.
According to the unions, although there more than 80,000 autorickshaws as well as 1.7 lakh taxicabs running in Greater Hyderabad, there are no stands in the city. The website traffic police introduced the drive, yet stopped working to resolve the complaints or to react to the long-pending need of auto-taxi stands.
“There are over 80,000 autorickshaws plying the city, but there are no designated parking spots. When autos line up near markets, traffic officials ask them to move, stating they add to congestion and impose hefty penalities and seize vehicles.
When the police conduct drives, they take a photo of the vehicle and send an e-challan for no parking, imposing a penalty of Rs 1,000 and above in a day. Since the drive was started, more than Rs 5,000 challans were imposed on each auto/cab. Consequently, poor auto drivers bear the brunt of the improper planning,” claimed Mahmood Hussain Makke, president, City Auto as well as Motor Cab Drivers’Welfare Society
Earlier, there mored than 170 stands in the twin cities; currently just a pair are left. All the taxi stands were eliminated in the previous 8 years. Drivers deal with problems. “We urge authorities to provide parking stands for every 2 km for at least four autorickshaws and four cabs/taxis, as after dropping a passenger they need some place to stand,” claimed Akhter Ahmed, vice-president of the organization.
A depiction was sent to City Police Commissioner C V Anand asking for to set aside car park mean auto-rickshaw, electric motor cab/taxi as well as business cars, as no garage has actually been attended to these cars, he included.
The depiction revealed displeasure versus authorities that have actually overlooked the need of vehicle unions for several years. They prompted authorities of GHMC, RTA as well as the police to hold a joint study as well as a comprehensive research of countless auto-rickshaw as well as taxicabs operating on roadways as well as the room for car park on city roadways as well as give room for auto/taxi stands.