10,000 permits to run LPG autos

Minister for local administration M.K. Stalin has yesterday announced that the state government will issue 10,000 permits to run environment friendly LPG autos. These autos will run on Liquefied Petroleum Gas and carry the LPG cylinders similar to the ones supplied to your house.

More importantly, petrol and diesel autos will be phased out. The minister has not set a time frame to this, but if the polluting autos are taken off the streets without harming the drivers, the move is to be welcomed. Transport minister K.N. Nehru has meanwhile announced that 150 new buses in 50 routes have been added to the city transport system. This is apart from the A/C buses recently added.

7 Comments so far

  1. Ram (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 7:16 am

    That is good news ! But will these autos be equipped with the right electronic meter, and CHARGE the legal rates? Despite the various deadlines and announcements, NO AUTO flags down the meter and charge the correct fare. all run on negotiated fare only.. I havelost all hopes of the Government of Tamilnadu having an effective control on the autos.

  2. oh (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

    Another 10,000 blood suckers added to the chennai roads. All these auto drivers are blood sucking vampires for Chennai

  3. suppamani (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 7:46 pm

    Though the auto drivers are not behaving properly”are they building castles by ” sucking your Blood; they have also to meet the inflations and increased cost of every walk of the life and hike in petro charges and increse of wages and every thing.

  4. Govar (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    @Suppamani: Fair enough, auto guys need to live a hard life too, but how difficult is it to behave properly, respect traffic rules and whatever is left of the lane rules in India? Why do they have to drive in the center of the road when they do drive and stop in the center of the road for a ‘savaari’?

    These days, I equate autos with cockroaches. Both are yellow, kinda distorted looking, come in from all corners and get into all remotest gaps, and utterly-butterly despicable!

  5. Bhadri (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 9:17 am

    Any enviornment friendly iniative is a welcome move :)

  6. suppamani (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    Bicycles to be encouragged. In states I was told that even in subways rains the bicycles are allowed to take along with the passengers without levying any extra fare for them.So that the travel can be continued without depending for any othe m,odeof vehicles. Some sort of allownce or subsidy can be given for regular bicycle users. It is even no bad to reintroduce the Cycle Rikshwas in city in certain convenent areas. This would give employmemnt opportunities as well as polution free also.

    Tickets in the city buses to issued only to certain points or even Bus Terminus to Terminus only and not to every nook and corner. This would allow free flow of traffice and would be fruitful in reducing the rffic jams in crowded roads.

  7. nandhu (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    bhadri, i agree wholeheartedly. i think the move is to welcomes. let’s discuss metre fares later. let’s clean up the smog over the city a bit.

    bicyles need to be encouraged: i agree. though i dont think cutting down on buses will help. we need to strengthen our public transport so that there arent so many private vehicles on the road.

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