Now complain about errant auto drivers and taxi drivers with QR codes

If the driver fails to comply with the norms, he will be denied fuel at CNG pumps

Now complain about errant auto drivers and taxi drivers with QR codes

Soon, commuters traveling in taxis and autorickshaws will get the driver’s information with the help of a QR code system. This will help solo women commuters to file a complaint against the drivers in an untoward incident.  

Amitesh Kumar, the Joint Commissioner of police, said that a commuter will have to scan the QR sticker that will be pasted in a vehicle, with a smartphone and get driver details which includes licence number, contact number, and vehicle information. He added in case of an untoward incident, the commuters will be able to lodge a complaint real-time with Mumbai police. He was talking at the launch of Uber’s Movement in Mumbai tool, in Mumbai.

Kumar also said that the QR code will be made compulsory for all autos and taxis. He added that if any driver doesn’t follow the instructions, he will not be able to fill fuel at MGL pumps across Mumbai. Vehicles without a QR code will be considered illegal. 

Auto union leader Thamby Kurien welcomed the move adding that the authorities must ensure that maximum CNG outlets and their attendants should have QR code scanners. In the absence of a scanner, illegally run autos will enter the pump and the drivers will get the vehicle refueled.

As per sources, the state government will be spending around ₹2 crore on the project and the funding will be curated from the road safety fund being set up by the states.