Auto-rickshaw is one of the important means of commuting in Hyderabad and many people travel in autos. But, it is becoming a bitter experience for people commuting in auto. Many auto-rickshaw drivers are cheating passengers by charging 20 to 50 percent extra than the actual meter fare.
Certain localities in the city like Begumpet, Abids, Himayathnagar, Somajiguda, Koti and Tanaka, auto drivers refuse to follow the meter and instead they demand for a rounded up amount which is usually on the higher side.
Since the hike of LPG fuel, auto-rickshaw drivers are demanding a hike in the minimum fare and also the per kilometer rate to be hiked, as they are struggling to survive.