Bengaluru techie pays Rs 4,300 as autorickshaw fare for 15 kms distance


The Hush Post| 2:47 pm|one-minute-read|

A Bengaluru man in Pune for an interview had to cough up Rs 4,300 for an auto ride.

The man, who happens to be a techie from Bengaluru, took a ride from Katraj to Yerawada in Pune. The distance between the two places is about 14.5km and it takes about 45 minutes to reach.

However, According to a news report , the engineer who was in Pune for a job and was dropped off a bus at Katraj at around 5 in the morning on Wednesday (September 18).

The man then reportedly tried to book a cab to reach his destination. But when he couldn’t, he decided to take an autorickshaw, which agreed to drop him to the destination.

Apparently, the man’s office had booked an accommodation for him near the Yerawada police station. After he reached his location, he was shocked to hear his fare.

When they reached, the driver demanded Rs 4,300 from him as it was the amount that the meter displayed. When the man protested, the auto driver revealed that he had to pay Rs 600 to enter and leave the city, so the rest is the actual amount.

Eventually, the man ended up paying the fare, but later filed a complaint at the police station.

He has filed an FIR, in which he said that while one person was driving the auto, another man seemed to be passed out in the passenger seat.

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