THANE: Over 300 autorickshaw drivers were booked by the Thane traffic department on Friday for violating social distancing norms and plying more than two passengers.
It was seen that out of the 341 autorickshaw drivers booked, most of them were from Narpoli in Dombivli. A total fine amount of Rs 1.7 lakh was collected from the offenders.
“When Covid cases had reduced, share autos and other autos had started accommodating three passengers but as the cases have seen a rise there is a need to maintain social distancing. Not only autorickshaws, but also other vehicles will have to follow these rules, else action will be taken,” said Balasaheb Patil, deputy commissioner of police, Thane traffic.