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The latest news in the media is that Meter Jam made the state transport department sit up and take notice.
A drive has been launched in certain pockets of the city to ensure that auto and taxi drivers will face punitive charges if they are discovered refusing to ferry passengers for short distances.
This is despite the helpline – set up by the department earlier – meeting with limited or no success although there were quite a few disgruntled complaints (more than 3000 in 2 months) by members from the traveling public.
Drivers will be educated on how to treat their paying customers.
What can I say except that I hope that progress is continual and drives are not followed by periods of hibernation , and then more drives. Kicks in the butt should not just have you saying ouch but also propel you forward. Else it’s just an ouch , a band-aid and back to business as usual!
Have a great Independence Day!