Private buses or taxi operators will now have to display fare boards at private bus stops. The move had been taken as these private bus operators were charging inflated ticket rates to the passengers. Now, this initiative will give much awaited relief to the passengers.
Dr. Avinash Dhakre, State Transport Commissioner, has directed to take strict action against private passenger vehicle operators if they charge arbitrary fees to passengers during the festival season.
Dhakne has directed for installation of boards at the bus stops of private buses.
According to the order, the private buses are not allowed to charge more than 50 percent of fare rates of MSRTC, the press release claimed.
Shyamkant Patrikar, President Grahak Panchayat, Organising Secretary Dr. Kalpana Upadhyay and Secretary Liladhar Lohre, in a press release has demanded the administration to start a helpline number for the same.
Prashant Chaudhary, Rekha Bhongade, Archana Pandey, Adv. Pallavi Khaprikar, Prashant Langewar, Milind Khekale, krishna Dhok, Dilip Chaudhary, Omprakash Tiwari, Sanjeevani Chaudhary, Kanchan Mane also supported the demand.