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Old 23rd August 2014, 18:00   #1
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Default Makkal Auto Rickshaw Service, Coimbatore - Nice experience!

In a city where auto rickshaw rates are pretty high and auto with meter is a rarity, Makkal auto is bringing in a much needed change. I happened to use their service by chance in Coimbatore and I am pretty impressed. They are charging minimum charge of Rs 14 (2 kms), and for every km over that you pay Rs 6. Their autos have got an electronic meter with an integrated GPS device, receipt printer and a panic button too! People in and around Kuniyamuthur can avail the service of Ibrahim (9944989920) who stays in Kuniyamuthur. Here is their call center number - 0422 4000 800.

They have a facebook page too, keep up your good work

https://www.facebook.com/makkalautokovai
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Old 24th August 2014, 14:25   #2
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Thatís indeed a great move, really appreciate it. Hope this trend grows up in other cities too, especially in Chennai, however I am sure there are many cities where one of you would have experienced a fight. One of the reasons for which I decided to own a bike while I was in Chennai is these auto robbers [There are a few nice folks too] who charged insane amounts for even very short distances and on top, many have very rude behaviour.
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This service sounds similar to "Namma Auto" in Chennai!
Those guys made the regular autos run for their buck. Then clashes happened & people signed petitions and finally the RTO & CCTP enforced meters in autos. The autos use meters nowadays eventhough they ask for +10 bucks over the meter charges.

Hope the Makkal auto service in CBE is here to stay!
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This service sounds similar to "Namma Auto" in Chennai!
Those guys made the regular autos run for their buck. Then clashes happened & people signed petitions and finally the RTO & CCTP enforced meters in autos. The autos use meters nowadays eventhough they ask for +10 bucks over the meter charges.

Hope the Makkal auto service in CBE is here to stay!
Usage of meters have now again come down in Chennai. The strictness remained only for about 3-4 months post which most of them returned to their earlier rates. However, the good thing is that many of them have converted to meters.(<10% to about 35 %)
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Default Re: Makkal Auto Rickshaw Service, Coimbatore - Nice experience!

This is good news for us Coimbatoreans - where the auto rates are worse than Chennai, though the auto-drivers are relatively better behaved!!

Just hoping that this will stay
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Very nice move. Coimbatore is one city apart from Chennai where Auto driver's charges more than Call taxis in most of the time. Its even worse than Chennai.

People should stick to these services more and as much as possible. This will help the regular Auto's who charges high will bring down their prices.

Yes, Chennai Autos are now going back to No meter days. Very few are accepting to run on meters.
I think people should ignore those Autos flying without meters as much as possible. One should wait for few more minutes to get one Auto who charges based on Meter.

Govt. took their part. Police personnel are also trying their level best. If general public also stand upright, this 'no meter' trend will change.

If we start 'adjusting' then we will end up back to the 'No meter' days.
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