I agree it is very unfair on the public. I also have a complaint to file regarding the auto drivers of Mumbai.
Yesterday, 22nd April 2010 at about 6pm, I was returning from Vikhroli in an auto- rickshaw and saw the meter speeding ahead. I informed the auto-driver that it was fast. He spoke to me rudely and said that it was not the case. When I threatened to speak to the police, he refused to listen and instead challenged me to do so rightaway. I got down from the auto. He asked me to note down the auto number which is MH-03 V4510 and file a complaint.He refused to give me his name but said the above details will be enought to trace the driver/owner.
I paid the fare till that point( Bhandup Station- Bus Stop on LBS Marg) and walked down to the Bhandup Police Station at 7pm. The Police Officer on duty said that I should have brought the auto to the Police Station and then only they could have helped. They asked me to lodge a complain with RTO, Wadala. Here I am writing to you.
I always felt that Mumbai autos were the best in India but my faith is getting eroded day by day. I am very upset. I want the auto driver to be brought to book because of his attempt to cheat passengers and rude behaviour. Kindly look into the above case so that I am confident that the transport authorities are listening to us.