Re-calibration of the meters of auto rickshaws and taxis following the fare-hike in October is now complete, and action would be taken against the rickshws and taxis plying without the compliance, Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court today.
A report submitted by the government says 1,274 taxis and 12,115 autos which are yet to be
re-caliberated are off the road as of now, for reasons ranging from non-renewal of permit to seizure of vehicles by financiers or simply because the vehicle is beyond economical repair.
Advocate General Darius Khambata, however, submitted that the owners of vehicles seized by financiers can still approach the authorities for re-calibration.
The division bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Mumbai Grahak Panchayat against the fare hike.
The court posted the matter for further hearing for February 15.
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