Mangalore, September 24: Decision has been taken by the district administration to introduce prepaid auto rickshaw service, shortly in Kankanady(Mangalore Junction) railway station.
Prepaid counters were erected long ago, but they were not officially opened and services were not provided as promised. Since the auto service in the area was unorganised, people were anxiously waiting for it. The auto drivers either overcharged the passengers or refused to move to faraway areas. Now the district administration has responded to the needs of the railway passengers.
The Regional Transport Authority has sought quotations from interested parties that can provide services from these counters. The counters have to function day and night without any break and the charge levied as service charge ought to be Re 1 only. The auto charges from the station should not go beyond the fare specified by the transport authority.
A typical service provided at the Mangalore central station was successful.