DNA Rain Check: Auto drivers avoid fares on bumpy Western Express Highway, suburbs

Shyamsunder Pandey who has been driving an autorickshaw for past 25 years in Mumbai has not only begun refusing long distance fares but also avoids Western Express Highway as well as SV Road. He is quick to clarify that he is not one of those errant drivers who refuses random fares, but his aggravated backache due to Mumbai’s pothole-ridden roads have let him with no choice either.