Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today sought to downplay the issue of mandatory Marathi clause for obtaining new auto permits, saying last year nearly 70 per cent of such licences were issued to drivers who did not know the state language
NCP today condemned as "anti-democracy and unconstitutional" the Maharashtra government'sorder which says only Marathi-speaking people would be allowed to get permits for new auto rickshaws from November 1 and sought its withdrawal
Maharashtra government has decided to give away one lakh new auto-rickshaw permits but only to those who speak Marathi, and has invited flak from opposition. Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said anyone can learn the language and all must respect the diversity in Maharashtra.
The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday issued an order that states that only Marathi speaking people will be allowed to get permits for new auto rickshaws from November 1
Hundreds of auto rickshaws in Thane city went off the street on Wednesday morning to protest against online permit availability and also to press for demands that included govt taking action against private mini buses
Court case challenging lottery system to give auto permits worries permit holders who have already got theirs
Under pretext of helping applicants file documents, agents loot lottery winners by charging a bomb for simple documents like domicile certificates and notarised stamp paper
While state’s online lottery for auto rickshaw permits was being held inside Pune transport office yesterday, touts were holding auctions outside and selling permits
Prithviraj Chavan initiates the computerised process declaring winners of the online auto permits for Aurangabad, Nagpur RTOs. Results of Thane, Kalyan, Penn-Raigad, Andheri and Wadala RTOs announced
In a statewide online lottery for auto rickshaw permits that will be streamed live to all RTOs in the state today, Pune transport office arranges for police security, LED screens
Navi Mumbai RTO started the process of accepting online applications for permits to drive auto rickshaws in the satellite city; last date is February 15
The automated system to issue new auto permits has given Sharad Rao-led auto union another excuse to protest
Officials are having a hard time dealing with the thousands of requests, with the January 15 deadline just hours away
Transport body's decision comes as a relief to commuters as there will be more vehicles plying on the road; the auto rickshaws will be on the roads by mid-2014
In a bid to uplift women across the state, the government is planning to give preference to women when they dish out 90,000 new cab and auto rickshaw permits in the state.
Permits of auto drivers to be cancelled after the fourth complaint