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Mumbai auto drivers have also been keeping sanitisers for passengers. (File photo used for representational purpose)
Mumbai auto drivers have also been keeping sanitisers for passengers. (File photo used for representational purpose)

Mumbai auto union urges govt to allow extra 2 per trip for Covid precautions

  • Taking Covid safety precautions such as sanitising autos on a regular basis and installing isolation sheets are resulting in extra cost of operations for the drivers.

The Mumbai Rickshaw Men's Union has written a letter to the Maharashtra Transport department requesting to allow the auto drivers to charge 2 extra per trip from the passengers.

The Union in its letter said that due to the coronavirus pandemic the drivers are taking extra precautions and have installed isolation sheet apart from keeping sanitiser for passengers.

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The drivers are also sanitising their auto on a regular basis, these measures are resulting in the extra cost of operations to the drivers.

Therefore the Union has requested the department to allow drivers to charge 2 extra per trip from passengers to help drivers.

  • First Published Date : 07 Jul 2020, 09:46 AM IST