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Expect some respite from travelling nightmares in Gurgaon as the city gets pre-paid auto service
Gurgaon Traffic Police initiated pre-paid auto booths across the city. The inauguration of the service was done by Commissioner of Police Alok Mittal and Additional Deputy Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi on Thursday (Feb 13).

Gurgaon, which is yet to get auto rickshaws running on meter is taking a slow yet sure step in that direction. With the introduction of pre paid auto booths, many problems would be solved for the residents of the city.

The aforementioned service would be available at Huda City Centre, all the metro stations as well as the railway station of Gurgaon. The occasion was also attended by Joint Commissioner of Gurgaon Bharti Arora and many other police officials.

As per the board outside the 'prepaid auto booth,' the service is available 24x7. But from 6 am to 10 pm the charges are 25 rupees for the first 2 kilometeres and then Rs. 8 every kilometer after that. For late night shifts, the charges would increase by 25 percent and apart from shopping bags or handbags, luggage would cost 7.50 rupees per bag.

On asking a hospital employee about how this helps Gurgaon, she said, “I live in Delhi but come down to Gurgaon for work and this helps when it gets late and lesser autos run on the street. Atleast now, I know where to find a vehicle to take me to the nearest metro station.”

Agreeing to the same, another resident said, “Atleast now we can expect the rate of crime to go down. Even if it doesn't go down drastically, a change in the statistics would also be welcomed."

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