Women auto driv­ers op­pose colour rule

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G MO­HI­UD­DIN JEDDY

VASHI: Women au­torick­shaw driv­ers in the city have op­posed the move to im­ple­ment the pro­posal to have dif­fer­ent colours for au­torick­shaws driven by women. They reg­is­tered their com­plaint at a meet­ing with deputy RTO San­jay Dhaigude at Vashi on Thurs­day.

The state govern­ment had pro­posed that the auto rick­shaws driven by women be coloured pink or light or­ange. On th­ese grounds, the RTO has stopped reg­is­tra­tion of au­torick­shaws of women. The women auto driv­ers protested the de­ci­sion.

Rina Sa­muel, a Ma­hasangh leader, said: “How do we pay back the loan and in­ter­est if we can­not ply our ve­hilces due to the strict rules be­ing im­ple­mented by the RTO of­fice?”

Qasam Mu­lani, pres­i­dent of the Au­torick­shaw Ma­hasangh, said: “We have de­manded that the RTO not in­sist on the colour scheme dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion. It should be op­tion for those who want to colour their ve­hi­cle dif­fer­ently. Let the govern­ment take a fi­nal de­ci­sion, till then the reg­is­tra­tions should con­tinue.”

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