Hyderabad, Oct 30: The Anti-Digital Meters Struggle Committee has launched an indefinite autorickshaw bandh from midnight yesterday, in protest against the Government's move to replace the existing mechanical auto meters with digital ones.
The Committee also demanded that the Government withdraw its decision to introduce taxis by replacing autos in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
To avoid inconvenience to the commuters, the South Central Railways had pressed into service 20 MMTS trains additionally. The state-owned RTC was operating 2,450 additional trips. Passenger information centres were also set up at railway stations and bus stands. Special buses were being operated from Secunderabad and Kachiguda railway station from this morning.
Meanwhile, Mahatma Gandhi Auto Drivers Union and the Andhra Pradesh Auto and Taxi Drivers Union, affiliated to Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, were not participating in the auto strike.