I was travelling by autorikshaw from station towards Godbunder Road beyond Suraj Water Park. It is almost impossible to get the rikshaw from station if you don’t follow the queue outside the station. (There is no fixed location of this queue. This moves as per people’s wishes)
After some struggle luckily I could get one rikshaw without the queue. Now while getting down I had heated argument with this Rikshawala. Thane Rikshaws anyway charge more than Mumbai. This rikshawala started charging additional Rs. 5 for Petrol Rikshaw. This is another surprise for me. Why should I bother If Rikshaw is running on Petrol or CNG? infact it is Rikshawala who should suffer for polluting the city. What I understand is that, this system is not authorized by RTO and there is not even separate rate card for Petrol based Rikshaw charges.
I had seen one more Rikshaw claiming his autorikshaw runs on Petrol and asking for more money. Later on I realized that actualy that was running on CNG.
All I recommend to my Thane friends is be careful with these burglars.