Its good news for the commuters of New Panvel as from May 5th rickshaws have been mandatory to ply on meters. The move has been welcomed by the locals. While local railways and buses are known as the lifeline of Mumbai, there are many in the city who prefer to travel from auto rickshaws. While in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, auto rickshaws were run on meters, it is good news for the commuters of New Panvel too as from 5th May, auto rickshaws plying through the node will take passengers on meters or face penalty. However, the rickshaw drivers have appealed to the authorities to keep six-seater rickshaws out of the meter system. Without meter system auto mafia charged commuters according to their whims and fancies but now that will be arrested, say commuters who are also glad that they will not have to wait for sharing seats. With cameraperson Dyaneshwar Mali, Amjad Ansari for Navi Mumbai News.
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