Auto drivers reluctant to install meters
Autorickshaw drivers in Kashmir are reluctant to install fare meters despite clear directions. The Traffic police has directed the three-wheeler drivers to recalibrate the meters of their auto rickshaws within 20 days and warned of action against those not following the ordes. There were frequent complaints by locals that auto drivers are charging exorbitant rates from passengers. A traffic police officer sought cooperation from the people in implementing the order. However, auto drivers claim that fare meters would not help them and rather the government should revise fares.