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Auto Driver Caught Harassing A Rapido Driver In Bengaluru : Netizens Demand Action

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A video is making rounds from Bengaluru city, showing an auto driver harassing a rapido driver. A Twitter Handle by the name @FreedomofspeechBlore posted the video, urging the authorities to take action against the auto driver.

In the video, the auto driver is seen urging the auto drivers union to take action against the Rapido drivers. In a visible case of assault, the auto driver calls the rapido rider, a foreigner. He also pointed out the fact that the Rapido driver was using a whiteboard (number plate) and not yellow, as should be the case with commercial vehicles. Free of Speech tagged the Bengaluru City Police and the City Commissioner of Police.

The video has opened several reactions online. While a majority of the users have severely condemned the auto driver for his actions, others have highlighted instances of auto drivers positioning themselves as the ‘sole gatekeepers of Kannada’.

A user tried reasoning out the auto driver’s stance, by highlighting why using a whiteboard is a risky prospect.

A few users have pointed out the issues with the auto drivers in the city. Harassment and faulty or no use of meters are a few issues pointed out by them.

The online cab services have been under scrutiny since October, last year. After complaints regarding the high fares, a government memorandum issued a notice, making them illegal in the state of Karnataka. However, the same changed after the companies agreed to comply with the demands of the government.


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