CHENNAI: Following Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s complaint, the Tamil Nadu transport department has booked 106 share autos in the northern part of Chennai for operating in bus routes.
MTC complained that share autos were eating up a significant portion of its revenue as drivers started operating on the same routes along which buses were deployed.
Since share autos halt at any given location on the road to pick up or drop passengers, people prefer them to buses. Some of the autos started playing route boards on windshields. They used the same route numbers used by MTC to attract more crowds.
Since this was illegal, the transport department launched a drive against this traffic offence on Friday. A total of 106 share autos, which were causing hindrances to MTC buses, were booked and check reports were issued to them. A total of Rs.4.75 lakh was collected as fine from them, according to official data.
Among them, 27 were seized for not having valid permit and vehicle fitness certificates.