Members of the auto drivers organization connected with the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged a demonstration in front of the Madurai South RTO on Monday, demanding that the raise in Fitness Certificate (FC) cost, which was implemented for all vehicles, including autorickshaws, be reversed.
It is absurd that the charge has been raised from roughly Rs 600 to Rs 4,300 effective April 1. In addition, a penalty of Rs 50 per day is imposed. If you need an Fitness Certificate (FC), you'll have to invest roughly Rs 5,000. We also reject the New Motor Vehicles Act , which is detrimental to the common man's interests. Both the Centre and the State Government must revoke it, said N Kanagavel, secretary of the Madurai District Auto Drivers Association. The demonstrators also said that the rise in gasoline costs has had a significant impact on vehicle drivers, whose livelihood has already been harmed by the Covid-19 epidemic.