No. of illegal autos in Maharashtra zooms up 300% since 2013
he number of illegal autos in the state has grown by 300% in the past five years, with 4 lakh autos plying without valid permits in Maharashtra and 40,000 of which is in the Mumbai metropolitan region, latest statistics of Union transport ministry reveals.
In Mumbai alone, the number of autos has gone up by 33%, and with the addition of thousands of illegal autos, transport experts fear there could be congestion on roads.
Currently, commuters find it difficult to walk out of railway stations due to scores of autos plying on share auto routes and causing traffic snarls in the vicinity.