Auto Rickshaws are not unique to Bangalore. They are one of the best, most reliable source for commuting to almost every nook and corner of Bangalore, ofcourse if the ‘cheaper’ BMTC buses are not your option. However, every now and then you come across a few irritating Auto Rickshaw drivers who make your Rickshaw experience an unpleasant one.
They simply will deny to come to your destination, when you desperately want to get there. If they get a slightest idea that you are not one of us (kannadiga), then be prepared for a bit of rough experience. And god save you if you are new to place, as you’ll get to do a ‘Bangalore Darshan‘ (by taking a route much longer than it actually would be to your destination), and will eventually demand excess fare. And to add to your woes, you have the faulty meter to suck up all the money from your wallet.
(Update – 13th, Sep 2012: You can now lodge a complaint via SMS or IVRS.)
We, the educated lot, know we have a responsive government that’ll listen to most of our problems. But, what we are not sure about is, the effectivity of the solutions karnataka government has provided to handle the menace of Auto rickshaw drivers in Bangalore.
If you are a victim to any of the above mentioned problems or if you have experienced any other kind of problem with Auto Rickshaw drivers in Bangalore then please use the phone numbers / e-mail ids to complaint to the respective traffic officials, who are known to take stringent punishable action against the wrong doer auto drivers.
It is very important that you note down the Auto Number, and send across all the details – your source and destination places / where the auto rickshaw driver denied to come on hire, if possible try to note down the details of the auto rickshaw driver, which will be displayed in the ‘Driver Card Details’ and send all the details along with your phone number and email id to the following emails :
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
You can also call the TRO number where the Rickshaws were registered and lodge a complaint with them. The different RTO details are :
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-01 then it’s from Koramangala and the contact number is 080-25533525
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-02 then it’s from Rajajinagar and the contact number is 080-23324104
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-03 then it’s from Indiranagar and the contact number is 080-25254310
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-04 then it’s from Yeshwantpur and the contact number is 080-23376039
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-05 then it’s from Jayanagar and the contact number is 080-26630989
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-41 then it’s from Gyanabharthi and the contact number is 080-28602833
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-50 then it’s from Yelahanka and the contact number is 080-28561366
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-51 then it’s from Electronic City and the contact number is 080-25735522
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-52 then it’s from NeelaMangala and the contact number is 08234-285598
If the rickshaw number starts with KA-53 then it’s from KR Puram and the contact number is 080-25617951
You can also make use of the helpline number 080-22353785. You can call them on weekedays, anytime between 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.
If you have any more details that you’d like to share with others, please leave your comments. Alsp let us know your bitter experiences through comments.
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