New Delhi, Jan 7: Despite the recent complaints of harassment against prepaid auto and taxi drivers, Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday, Jan 6 said that most of them are actually "cooperating" with Delhiites during the odd-even scheme.
Inspecting the prepaid taxi and auto booth at New Delhi railway station today, Rai said that "rumours" were being spread about "harassment" by auto drivers but "prima facie" most of taxi and auto drivers are cooperating with people during the ongoing campaign.
"I came to the station as many people were complaining that auto drivers were harassing them during the odd-even campaign in Delhi. There are some people who defame auto drivers and we are taking strict action against them," he said.
A meeting was held with taxi and auto unions at the Secretariat and they had promised to support the odd-even formula, Rai said.
"I myself visited the booth and talked to taxi and auto drivers here and they all are responsibly cooperating with people during the odd-even campaign," he said.
The large number of taxi and auto drivers at the booth on Ajmeri gate side of railway station while interacting with Rai sought his help in solving their problems.
The issue of alleged permit scam was also raised by some auto drivers and union leaders during the minister's visit. "I also met the taxi and auto union people who told me their problems. After January 15, I will meet with their delegation for solving their problems," he added.