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Mangaluru: Auto drivers hold protest against Uber counter at railway station


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 14: The auto rickshaw drivers, who have always been known to be resisting efforts to begin app-based taxi services, have now expressed their ire against an app-based taxi service company openly by holding protest at the central railway station here on Tuesday September 12.

Taxi operators have been complaining since long that auto rickshaw drivers have not been allowing taxis to enter the railway station. After Uber launched its taxi service at the central station here on September 2, auto rickshaw drivers got angry. When a passenger had come to the station in Uber taxi, the auto drivers had opposed it. On September 12 evening, the auto drivers stopped Uber taxis and sent them back and demanded for the closure of the Uber counter in the railway station. Pandeshwar police station inspector, K U Belliappa, intervened in the matter and eased the situation.

Many taxi drivers had evinced interest when app-based taxi services were introduced in the city but thereafter the drivers had held protest against both Ola and Uber, which operate these services. However, passengers have been appreciative of these services as auto drivers many a time are known to demand exorbitant fare particularly to railway stations and some other destinations. The users are aware that in case of app-based taxis, the drivers cannot collect fare in excess of determined rates. Therefore, the auto drives are up in arms against these services.

The people who have to frequently travel to railway stations and airports say that Uber is an authorized mode of transport and therefore deserve to be offered protection by the police. They also point out that at night auto rickshaws demand fare of Rs 300 from Hampankatta to Kankanady railway station whereas one can travel by Uber taxi by paying just Rs 100 and comfortable take with them large baggage. They feel that frustrated at the competitive rates at which these taxi services have been operating, auto drivers have been resisting such services.

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  • aks, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    bunch needs to be told to behave, for long they have looted the mangalore public with pathetic service.

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  • Rudolf Miranda, Mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Everyone talks sense with respect to safety, comfort and fare. Future is of Uber and Ola! Auto owners should accept the fact that they are very arrogant and burgling the public. Now you know the pain? Time to upgrade your auto to Uber/Ola.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    I am sure Auto Drivers can charge less than Ola & Uber ...

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  • Jithin, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    In a auto only 3 can travel and with baggage it's bit congested and they give a weird look when u say some inside place and they charge more and from mangalore junction to kavoor at midnight they ask for around 300 to 400 where as this taxi service charge u around 160 to 200 and they are safe one can share location and 4 can sit comfortably and there is extra space for baggage. UBER AND OLA shld be given more pickup and drop and railway and airport .

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  • NISHAR, Mangalore / KUWAIT

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Not a single comment in favor of auto drivers. which shows how people are suffering from these auto goons. I request Daijiworld to submit a printed copy of comments on this news to DC, RTO, SP & DGP office and support it's readers.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Anyone gives better facility to the passengers to be encouraged and not to be disturbed

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  • prasad, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    no ola uber in goa

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  • Richard, Goa

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    That is because Hooligans and Goondas have been successful to run taxis without meters and rob passengers all these years and still do . Shame for a country which cant even enforce decent meters in Taxis.

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  • Nishar, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    98% Auto drivers in Mangalore are arrogant, rude and looters. if you find a someone with good behavior and fair charge, then you are the luckiest person in the city. They refuse to take you places where they don't like. they will come to you if u are seen on road side, ask your destination and leave the spot without even uttering a word. most of communal goons are auto drivers here !!! Don't expect 1_2 rupees change in return, you rarely get it. Reckless driving, Ignoring traffic rules, choosing longer route to destination, excessive charges at night such as many more issues are there related to these city auto drivers. Unions should understand, Auto's rickshaw's are choice of poor so they should be fair with passengers in every manner.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    This is precisely why our city will never move ahead. How can they dictate what we citizens want? It's our right whether we pick an auto or a cab. Both are legitimate businesses. How can our so called leaders even tolerate this nonsense? Goonda ism at its best!!! Pathetic!!!! Even in cities like Bangalore. Mumbai, Chennai we see no such problems. But here one day its the private bus owners and if its not them then it is the auto drivers. THIS IS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT!!!! High time to take stern calls. But then I wonder whether the administration ever will or they will continue to play vote bank politics till the end of time!

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  • Jagdish, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Your are right our city mangalore will never develop due to such protests happening everyday. Uber type service very well in the cities like Bangalore. Also i had to visit Coimbatore recently there are its doing very well without any problem, but in mangalore goods things are not at all entertained.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    This is Mangalore, not Mumbai or Delhi. There should be no room for daadhagiri.
    Its public choice to travel in Cab or Auto.
    AutoRikshaws should be app based too. They loot people a lot.

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  • Lamert, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Just to travel from Neermarga to Bondanthila max 2 to 3 kms as one passenger told me they are charging 50+bucks. Way back they charge 10 bucks per passenger who are tired climbing the hills. Decision is pending.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Let's bring an end to Bus, Auto, private taxi mafia at Bajpe Air port, Rail way station and other places.

    Uber is doing good for the travelling public, less the harassment !!

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    STOP looting poor and innocent public who comes to city on daily basis, auto people are charging 250 rupees from kankanady junction to central station during nights ,is it fare, hardly it will comes 60 to 70 rupess, look at thier attitude for near by places they never comes , people has to begging for each autos for a lift, railway station is a public govt property those who take licence can run any taxi and service from there, police must take actions and provide security to uber.

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  • philip pandeshwar, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Ola uber should be permitted to open booking counters at bajpe airport and mangalore jn. Railway station. All 3 and 4 wheel drivers can register under them and work happily as it happens in other states such as mumbai bangalorr. .

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  • basil dsouza, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    From PVS circle to kadri in UBER only 35 Rupees with better service and where as in auto same distance its 45 rupees... now tell me which is better

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  • SUNIL, BAHRAIN/ MANGALURU

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    All Auto drivers must be in phases integrated into app based taxi services.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Authorities have given too many permits to autorickshaws in Mangalore. They are struggling to get some business themselves. I don't know how many thousand autorickshaws are there in Mangalore. Simply roaming and around and even they are choosy in taking passengers. ( Adeg popuji, ideg popuji. khali ijji ) Better to cancel 50% of the permits.

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  • Pasha, Karnataka

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    It is time to do away with autos. They are the most unstable vehicles with even more unstable drivers. They do not follow the traffic rules nor any sense of decency. If you notice when an auto does not have a fare he is in slow mode, but the moment he gets a fare he is in ambulance mode. No indicators nor brake lights. Only gallis.
    The govt should ban autos and they should drive either the altos or nanos, some small car which gives some protection to the passengers. At least we will not have anymore 3 legged Jakes.

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    This is height of goonda raaj.
    Auto drivers not only want to loot the public, but also do not want to allow other legal ways of transportation forcibly.
    Police must take strict action. Public should boycott these autos in night.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The Auto drivers deserve it. Good lesson, now they are scared and cannot loot passengers.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    This is a very competitive era n no segment of life is spared, these auto protesting is of no use at all; they need to shed their attitudes n try to compete OR PERISH!!

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  • Edward R. Monteiro, Kulshekar, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Uber and Ola are the best service providers. Among the Auto drivers, there are good people among them, which I have noticed at Kankanady bus stop when people arrive by bus from outstations at 4.30a.m. as I go at that time to pick up my daughter at that time they do not refuse people. This is an exceptionally good. But at Railway stations, they are big looters.

    Secondly who are these Auto Drivers to tell other not to operate taxis and taxis, who also do legal business. Uber and Ola are doing legal business and good service. Let these Auto and Taxi Drivers do not dictate their terms to the public and if it does not suit them , let them pack off and look for something else.

    Request the police and RTO not to yield to these people demands. Where is Mr. Ivan now. Let him educate these guy for the betterment of Mangalore City and not to pamper these Auto and Taxi Drivers. i do not say all are bad. Jai Hind

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  • Dexter, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Theives demanding the right to rob people. It is peoples choice what they opt for. Why are the auto driver at railway station and taxi drivers at airports feeling threatened. It is for a simple reason that easy money comes without much work.

    They never want such change because then they will have to actually start working honestly.

    Shame on you auto and taxi drivers at the airport and railway stations. This is a change that is happening. Accept the change and grow along with it or be left behind.

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  • santhu, Mumbai/udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Auto drivers at Manglore Station and Manglore Junction ( kankanadi) station are literally looting the public by organised way. concerned authorities must look into this matter.

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  • ahmed, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    THIS IS PUBLIC CHOICE NOT AUTO DRIVER CHOICE

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  • Roney, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    If you go Pumpwell after 8.00PM Auto driver demanding more. Some of the Auto driver looting. UBER is giving good service...Public will decide who is giving good service.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Uber and Ola should be given permission to operate from Railway station and Airport to and from. Because they are convenient and cheap also good sevice. Let the auto drivers compete with the Uber /Ola or let them take employment with these companies

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  • William DSouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    It is really really outstanding job of Uber. These auto most of the drivers are looters, they simply ask 1 1/2 charges even at day time.. Good Uber come to passengers rescue...

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Let the passengers decide whose service they want to hire, how come the auto drivers protest against Uber counter, let them compete with app based cab rates and service, everybody knows these auto guys charge exorbitant at railway stations and airport, the authorities should not pay heed to their demands

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  • Eric C, Mangalore/Amsterdam

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Actually, no one cares for passengers. A simple case in point is our government/RTO is not able to force driver identification details within Autos in Mangaluru despite it being in force in Bengaluru, RTO has no excuse or explanation. This means that this auto driver mafia is quite influential with all political parties without exception. Politicians don't get simple principle of choice. Passengers must have choice and it cannot be scuttled by extralegal means or gunda giri. If government has been able to deal with auto drivers of Bengaluru, they can do it in Mangaluru as well. Establishment will have to shown some spine for that to happen

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    If you hold a referendum today 99.9% of the public will favour UBER/OLA and app based taxi service over these in disciplined looting bunch of gansters.

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  • Irfan, Bolar

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Agree with u mr Satya

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Why are these guys protesting ? They refuse to ply passengers when the routes are not convenient to them and are holding the people of the city at ransom. The Police should take stringent action against them and their unions. I have had bitter experiences with auto drivers in Mangalore. It is for the people to decide and not these anti social elements. We want Uber and private providers and cannot be blackmailed. Mangalore will be a better place if these autos are banned permanently.

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  • raj, surathkal

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Uber & Ola should be allowed in mangalore its peoples choice which they should go for auto drivers or taxi drivers cant decide who should be allowed or not allowed. These people literally loot the passengers they take more than the actual price.
    Uber & Ola should be allowed to airport also because these airport taxis are really expensive where in ola /uber will cost less. From airport to mangalore they charge 600 for just 12 kms but in Bangalore from bangalore airport to racecourse its nearly 35kms and we pay max is 800. This is a serious issue to be taken up.

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  • Uday, Mangalore/ Mangalur

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    These auto drivers will not arrive to some place at night. I stay in Attavar. A week back I reached Central Railway Station by train and was looking for an Auto to travel to Attavara. None of the Auto drivers were ready for a ride to Attavara. I had to carry all my luggage and travel till Muthappan temple to book a cab

    RTO Please intervene and make arrangements for app based taxis to operate from railway station

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  • Farhan, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    We are leaving in a democratic country and every one has the rights to do business legally in his own creative way. Uber have full rights to do business and its people choice to decide to use whichever service they like. Police should take action on auto drivers if they harass uber drivers.

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  • NITIN, SURATKAL

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    IT IS NOT AUTO DRIVERS DECIDE WHICH SERVICE REQUIRED FOR PUBLIC.

    IT IS GENERAL PUBLIC AT LARGE DECIDE WHICH SERVICE THEY REQUIRE.

    100% PUBLIC PREFER APP BASED TAXI SERVICES SINCE IT IS VERY CHEAP.

    CONCERNED AUTHORITIES ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE HAS TO LOOK IN TO THIS MATTER.

    OF COURSE IF I SAY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE THEY ALWAYS SUPPORT RICKSHAW DRIVERS BECAUSE FROM THEM ONLY THESE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE CAN MAKE HOOLIGANISM.

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  • Diva, MANGALURU

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Here interest of passengers are important than auto drivers.

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  • Nagesh Prabhu, Mangalore /abudhabi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Uber and Ola need to be allowed to have a counter if required. Moreover, the passengers are free to use the services of their choice. These auto drivers not only charging more, most of the times, they are not ready to take you if the destinations are nearby.
    It is up to the passengers to avail the services of their choice. No one can force the passengers to avail the services of auto only. Nowadays people prefer app based services as they are available everywhere at any time and the charges are very reasonable. Uber and Ola need to be permitted to have a counter also; if necessary.

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  • S M Azam, Padubidri/Dubai,UAE

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    I understand that auto drivers are worried about their business. But auto drivers need to understand that everything is becoming smart so they need to come up with some innovative ideas instead of wasting time in protest.
    I really admire auto drivers, for all of us from Mangalore to Udupi Auto is a basic need of our day to day life.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Nonsense.
    From the backside..Platform 3 these Auto drivers are conducting'Organised Loot' and bringing bad name to Mangaluru. It is high time that elected leaders like 'Ivan Lobo' look into the matter.
    Forget vote banks. I would like to add that that there are honest auto drivers too.
    However these fleecing auto drivers should be taken care of.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Three wheeler's are scared of Four wheeler's ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Why protest from AUTO drivers? Meaningless. Ask AUTO drivers to reduce their fare to the level of Ola and Uber. If this is the case Mangalore will not be Smart City. Don't bend to AUTO.

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  • vivian, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Cancel the permits of these Ricksa drivers who are protesting against these uber and Ola.
    If they so concerned for the public let them stop looting from passengers.
    Even i faced same problem from these ricksa drivers charging Rs250 just for 3km from Kankandy rly Station and the same cost in Ola is Rs 75.

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Please put an end to this mafia of Auto and Taxi services. Until Uber/Ola/Cab services came into existence, I was demanded to pay Rs. 650/- for an airport drop/pick up. Now, I just call the online cab service and happily pay Rs. 300/- for a drop to airport. Of-course the service to pickup from the airport is not available due to mafia of Taxi drivers.

    Auto drivers charge 1.5 at meter from 8.30 p.m. and double after 10 p.m. I wonder how is this justified and why authorities are not curbing this loot. Good news that there is uber service from Railway station.

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