RTO SHOULD SPEED UP GIVING OUT TAXI PERMITS
It looks like the RTO is least bothered about the woes of the common people by releasing only 60 permits in a year (Only 60 permits for new taxis given out in one year, November 29). During peak hours, the people of this city are frustrated when no kaalipeeli taxi is available and fleet taxies like Ola and Uber charge high fares. The common man suffers a lot because of the apathy shown by the authorities. If the lottery of taxi permits is done, why is so much time taken by RTO authorities to give it? No one will buy their claim that they don’t have the machinery to check the backgrounds of permit seekers. It will be a positive step if the RTO speeds up the process of giving out taxi permits.