It sits there looking at you, almost apologetically, as if trying to say, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing I can do; I’m just a relic now”. You see the numbers 1400 written on its sad face-numbers that haven’t changed for over a decade. And numbers that won’t change for many decades to come
Unless we do something about it. We can. And we should.
If taxis, local trains, buses and even share autos have a fair system of deciding rates, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t have auto meters. After all, autos in all of India’s major cities charge by the meter. So why the special treatment for the people of Chennai? We, just like everyone else, are on the move (now more than ever).
Why should we pay more than what’s required for getting from A to B?