The autorickshaw unions in the city have demanded sanctions for new autorickshaw stands in the newly developing residential area which would help daily commuters and also help prevent action taken by the traffic police department against autorickshaw drivers for unauthorized parking of vehicles on the road-side.
The representatives of the Pune City Auto Rickshaw Federation and the Maharashtra Rickshaw Sena said that the demand has been pending since last many days with the RTO. Developed residential parts often made complaints to autorickshaw drivers that they find difficulties in getting autorickshaw services, especially during early mornings and late evenings as there were no dedicated stands. Besides this, the autorickshaw drivers face harassment from the traffic police, if their vehicles are stopped on the roads. The unions added that a recent survey by them has given a list of suitable locations for stands including Aundh, Baner, Hadapsar, Kondhwa, Mundhwa etc. The unions, now, plan to submit this list to the RTO and to traffic police department.