Pune To Reintroduce Prepaid Auto Booth At Railway Station For Passenger Safety 

Pune To Reintroduce Prepaid Auto Booth At Railway Station For Passenger Safety 

Pune To Reintroduce Prepaid Auto Booth At Railway Station For Passenger Safety 

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In a bid to enhance passenger safety and streamline auto rickshaw services at Pune Railway Station, authorities are planning to reintroduce a prepaid auto booth system. This initiative comes after the closure of the previous booth in 2020 led to concerns over passenger inconvenience and safety.

Several meetings involving Pune Railway Division, RTO, Pune Police Traffic Department, and auto rickshaw unions have been held to address these issues. The primary focus has been on preventing overcharging by illegal autos and ensuring the safety of women passengers.

The new system will be managed through a mobile app, currently being tested by Pune’s auto unions, which will not only facilitate booking autos but also track passenger rides. Passengers will pay at the booth and receive receipts, one of which will be given to the auto driver upon reaching the destination. This receipt will be crucial for the driver to collect the fare share at the booth.

A Railway representative confirmed that premises will be provided for the auto booth, operating under RTO guidelines, with cameras monitoring activities to bolster security measures. The decision to reintroduce the booth has been welcomed by many auto drivers and commuters alike, who have voiced concerns over chaotic passenger management and unfair pricing practices.

This step marks a significant move towards improving public transportation services in Pune, particularly around the railway station, aiming to provide a more organized and secure experience for all passengers.

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