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47,000 new auto permits to be issued in Mumbai

Mumbai: Good news for thousands of auto drivers in Mumbai. Maharashtra government will next week issue nearly 47,000 autorickshaw permits through lottery, official sources said. The state government has also decided to renew autorickshaw permits
India TV News Desk January 19, 2014 13:36 IST
India TV News Desk
Mumbai: Good news for thousands of auto drivers in Mumbai. Maharashtra government will next week issue nearly 47,000 autorickshaw permits through lottery, official sources said.

The state government has also decided to renew autorickshaw permits which have lapsed.

The state government had clamped a ban on issuing new auto permits in 1997, which is on force since then. In the last 17 years, nearly 94,000 auto permits have lapsed.

The Mumbai Autorickshaw Drivers Union had been demanding renewal of auto permits since a long time.