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Drive against auto drivers suspended for three months in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, June 2 : Following request from auto drivers, the traffic police have announced to suspend their drive against erring drivers for three months.

Members of East Singhbhum district Congress ( Minority Cell) had
approached the deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Amit Kumar and
city SP Prabhat Kumar with a request to stop the ongoing crackdown
against auto-rickshaws.

President of the party’s minority cell Shaker
Khan had requested the authorities to resume the drive after Eid.
Traffic DSP Vivekanand Thakur informed that the drive has been
suspended for three months.

An official of the Tempo Chalak Sangharsh Union said they had met
senior police officers in view of the ongoing papers checking drive by
the traffic police.

In a bid to tighten noose of the erring autorickshaws operating
without city permits, the Traffic Police gas had embarked on a drive
across the city. The decision to conduct regular inspection comes in
due to spurt in cases of mishaps in the city.

However the auto drivers in the city joined hands to protest the move.
Secretary of the union Arup Ghosh raised a voice of resent against the
traffic police drive. � We welcome the move. We are happy that the
drive has been suspened. If the police continue with their drive we
would be forced to call indefinite strike of all the auto operators in
the city,� said Ghosh.

On the other hand many autorickshaws plying on the city�s busy
thoroughfares could be seen carrying passengers more than the
permitted capacity. In several instances, the number of passengers
seated inside the three-wheelers exceeds eight. There are around
25,000 autos which are plying on various routes in city roads carrying
more than 2 lakhs commuters each day.

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