Hyderabad State Auto Rickshwas / Auto Drivers Sexual remarks to Passengers
This is to highlight the increasing abusive behavior of the auto drivers in hyderabad who are becoming a menace in this city to all passengers especially to the women. It has now become a modest operandi of them to mint money from the passengers as per their wims & fancies & that they feel that people are indebted to them for the service. I am sure that many of the readers of this article have witnessed being duped, humiliated, & ran into arguments with such ridiculous behaviors of autowalas.
They pass lude remarks at female passenegrs irrespective of their age & these incidents are happening at every nook & corner of the city.They constantly peep into the rear view mirror & stare at the passenger(if it is a female passenger) & give a dirty look every now & then & while the payment is done they make sure that thier eyes are glued to various parts of the body.It is impoosible that such dattardly acts should be allowed in public.
This one happens everyday; every autowala has now teamed up with each other & demand nothing less than 50-80 rupees for a mere distance of 5-7 kilometers. For instance, traveling from Abids to himayat nagar which is not more than 3-3.5 kilometer & with a minimal charge of about 15-20 rupees the autos charge nothing less than 50 rupees & will not budge at all even is the passenger is in urgent need. When questioned on this they say “either you pay or a take another auto.” They even abuse the passenger & are ready to pick up a fight without any justification
I hope this complaint is viewed and something should be seriously done by the concerned law authoritites.