Say ‘NO’ to Autos & Taxis on August 12th!

Posted: August 10, 2010 in General, Personal, Social, Political
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When you were in a hurry to go somewhere, you stop an auto and tell him the place… and without looking at you, the driver gives a “Nahin”, “Illa” or a “No” and just drives off!!! Did the same occur with a taxi??!
Just yesterday, I had stopped a rickshaw to drop me to my arts institute where I go every week. He told me that I have to pay 5 extra! I asked him what for. He didn’t give me a proper answer and told me that he won’t drop me exactly to the institute but about half a Km away. I said ok. When we reached there, I asked him again to drop me to the institute itself… he told me that the road isn’t proper. If you ask me, that road is perfectly alright and I always travel there every week!
But then the actual reason why he didn’t drop me there was that if he did, then there aren’t many people around that area who would hire the rick from there back! So he has to travel about half a Km without a passenger! Gawd!!!


August 12th has been decided as the day where we will show the finger to these worthless public servants. Corruption is everywhere, but it takes it roots from things like this! I know many may say that there are the good ones as well… but hey… when they call strikes… they mean it! The ‘good’ ones have no option during their strike and they follow it too. Even so here, we gotta say no to the ‘good’ ones too!! These are four good things which will come off this strike on August 12th:

  1. The stingy and cunning drivers will be taught a lesson and they’ll learn that we can say NO to them too!
  2. We will use buses and trains more which are cheaper and better.
  3. Finding these darn auto and taxi drivers stagnant at their vehicles will reduce pollution too!
  4. We will learn a good lesson for ourselves to fight corruption and taking some pain on our side if we want to make India better!

This is just one step to make a mark! More of these may be needed in future, in traffic, society and many other places. We must not hesitate to go forward with these measures, and not hesitate to support those who take the initiative! Remember, when they go for a strike, THAT is illegal. When we say NO to them, it is just our choice and its completely legal because it is we who run the city and the nation… not the auto-drivers or taxi-walas!!! Its our choice to say NO… and let’s keep it at “NO” on August 12th at least. I’m taking the bus this week… what bout you?

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  1. Dilip says:

    Taxi and auto drivers aren’t the rich class people of the society. by saying no to them v r ultimately making their poor kids starve. these drivers with no business happening get frustrated and show their anger on their kids, wives. I do not wish to be a part of that. i am ready to bear a little bit of attitude by some drivers and compromise but not make the poor families suffer.
    About using buses & trains as alternative, that is one lame option. no buses go in the narrow lanes. u dont have buses all the time, u have to wait for them. Trains aren’t an option in this part of the country (mangalore), so forget about it.
    If we really want to make a difference from pollution point of view, then use bicycles. Saves money, non polluting and healthy.

  2. mariouana says:

    if they don’t drop us to the right places, its not that they are going to lose all their money! plus, its by constitution and law that they have to drop us wherever we ask them and pay all the money on the meter… nothing less or more!
    the law cares more for them and the poor than u and me…

    also, using buses and reducing pollution isn’t the point of the strike here. its just added benefits which may be negligible too…

    P.S.: buses are public transport. they wont drop you at ur lane even if it can enter in…

  3. Dilip says:

    just because u had one bad experience with a driver, how can u accuse them all of not dropping us to the right place? i never have heard people complaining about being dropped at ‘WRONG’ places. yes they do refuse to come to certain places esp in cities like bangalore. that could be because of various reasons, but atleast by saying ‘NO’ to us he is being professional. Also u have called them ‘public servants’. they ain’t ‘public servants’. its the politicians who are the ‘public servants’. Auto & taxi drivers are doing business, a service business. if ur mobile is screwed and u got to a shop and the repair guy says he cannot repair, what do u do? u go on a strike? no! u go to another shop. same holds good with auto & taxi drivers.

  4. pramod says:

    yeah man. too extreme.

  5. mariouana says:

    ok first of all… please dont jump into literal meaning of everything and dont debate just coz for the sake of debating! i only gave one example here. i dont want to call a strike because he dint drop me in the right place!!!

    this stirke has been called by people from mumbai and they are going national with it. auto and taxi in mumbai are too dominating sometimes. to spread the word coz i share the same view i have written this post.

    and again this isnt a strike as though of the rickshaw drivers. this is a strike by choice. so if u wanna use a rick u may please do so. also, there’s nothing wrong in being called a public servant. a havaldar, an inspector or a doctor in a govt. hospital are all public servants. public servant is one who gives service to the public… dont take ‘servant’ as in ‘household maid’…

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