High Court suggests Rs. 1,500 fine for auto fare violations

High Court suggests Rs. 1,500 fine for auto fare violations
High Court suggests Rs 1500 fine for auto fare violations

CHENNAI: The fine imposed on auto-rickshaw drivers who violate rules and demand excess fare from the passengers should be increased from the present Rs.100 to at least Rs.1,500, when they are caught for the first time, the Madras High Court observed on Tuesday.

When a contempt petition case relating to the non-implementation of orders against those not complying to auto-rickshaw fare filed by N. Logu of Coimbatore Consumer Voice came up for hearing before the First Bench comprising Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice M. Sathyanarayanan, the petitioner suggested that increasing the fine would help in effective implementation of the rule.

The petitioner said that the fixing of auto-rickshaw fare was not being implemented and stricter measures like heavy fine will result in better compliance of rules by auto-rickshaw drivers.

Likewise, offences like jumping the signals and over-speeding should also be imposed a heavy fine, he pleaded. The Bench posted the matter for August 18.

High Court suggests Rs 1500 fine for auto fare violations