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Autos in Pune

Autos in PuneAutos are the most common mode of public transport in Pune. You can find autos in every nook and corner of any area and also outside the railway stations, airport and bus stands in Pune.

Earlier, the Regional Transport Authority of Pune had started a prepaid auto services outside bus stands, airport and Pune railway stations. However, it was not successful and was discontinued. In 2012, this service was restarted, whereby a prepaid auto rickshaw booth was installed outside the railway stations and airport. Once again, this service is under scanner due to the lack of co-ordination between RTO, airport and railway authorities.

There are also shared auto rides available for the commuters travelling frequently between distances of 1 to 6 kms. The shared rides are charged per passenger and are quite cheap than the regular autos.

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Punekars also use six-seater autos, which are easily available in the city. Six-seater autos in Pune are a great alternative for those who don’t want to use PMT and PCMT bus services. Usually these autos run outside the main city along few designated routes. The fare for six-seater autos is almost the same as bus fares in Pune.

Auto Fare in Pune

As per the tariff card effective from November 2011 and published on the website Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Pune, the auto fare in Pune should be calculated as per the following formula:

Auto Tariff
Pune

(Tariff as per meter * 10) + Rs. 1.

Example: If meter reading is 3.20, fare would be (3.20 * 10) + 1 = Rs. 33

If you are taking an auto ride in the midnight, you will generally have to pay 50% additional charge or half return charges. The waiting charges are extra in case you make an auto driver wait before or during the journey. It is advisable to ask the auto rickshaw driver to set his meter reading to zero before you start your ride, confirm if he is carrying the latest tariff card and then pay accordingly.

Prepaid Autos in Pune

For prepaid autos in Pune, the commuter has to pay 20% above the actual fare and Rs 5 as the service charge to the prepaid booth.

For Shared Autos in Pune

Pune Railway Station from Swargate: Rs 17

Pune Railway Station from Shivajingar : Rs 14

Swargate from Pune Railway Station : Rs 17

Shivajinagar from Pune Railway Station : Rs 14

Shivajinagar from Swargate : Rs 17

Swargate from Shivajingar : Rs 17

Karve Road Corner from Shivaji Statue : Rs 14

Shivaji Statue from Vimalabai Garware School : Rs 14

Kothrud Depot from Karve Road Corner : Rs 21

The shared auto fares are more or less same across the other areas of the city.

Auto Complaint Pune

If you want to make a suggestion or lodge a complaint against any auto rickshaw driver in Pune, dial the toll free number 1800 2330012.

You can also lodge auto complaint through SMS. Type complaint and send it to 59994:
The complaint detail in your SMS should be brief. For example, refuse to ply/demand excess fare/arrogant behaviour.

Other numbers for auto complaint Pune are:

Traffic Police Control Room: 24-hour service:  020-26123520
Road Transport Authority: Call between 10 am and 5:45 pm: 020-26051414/27492828.
Fax : 24-hr service: 020-26058282

Pune Auto Rickshaw Rental Agencies

Now, you can also book auto rickshaws in advance through professional auto rental companies in Pune. These companies work on similar lines as the car rental agencies, whereby you can call up an auto rental company, book an auto in Pune and get details via sms. Here are few such companies:

Autowale
Tel: 020- 66 111 111

IndiaCommutes

Tel: +91 9922 90 4000

Sayauto

Tel: +91 989 00 222 00

Read More on Public Transport in Pune

The auto drivers in Pune are known to be quite rude and unaccommodating. They offer service as per their convenience and may refuse to give you a ride. In spite of a well-defined standard tariff structure, they usually charge exorbitantly for going from one place to another. The local residents are in better position to negotiate or argue with the auto rickshaw drivers but it is the tourists who often suffer and feel cheated during their visit to Pune. So always carry a Pune auto fare card with you.

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    Prachi pakve from Pune 29 Days ago

    I am resident of Aditya garden city warje Pune I have to go daily Vinayak hospital daily for treatment by meter it just 20 rs only but all AGC autorikshaws drivers charging 50 rs for dropping only yesterday one of them charged from me 70 rs where as today auto driver showed me rude behaviour and asked me get down from auto he won't drop me to Vinayak hospital looking as an patient he does not show any sympathy I request him lot then dropped me by charging 50 rs the auto no is mh 12 js9338

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    Ragini from Pune 92 Days ago

    Rickshaw wala waiting near rohan mithila 2 society viman nagar is overcharging every time. And when I told him about lodging complaint he was least bothered

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    Madhuri prabhu from Pune 179 Days ago

    Rickshaw number MH12 NW8294 is overcharging. His Meter is not working properly. And when I told him about lodging complaint he was least bothered

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    Janhavi bhurke from Aundh road, Pune 179 Days ago

    I Mrs. Janhavi Bhurke want to complaint about 4 rikshaw drivers about denying ride from shaswat hospital to Aundh road and talking arrogantly.. 1. MH12 QE 0334 2. MH14 TCD 003 3. MH12 AF 0649 4. MH12 UA 3477 they have become fearless so they act so arrogantly

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    Nadeem from Pune MH 12 224 Days ago

    Maine 7 july ko manpa se ghorpadi ke auto reserve kia.. mai ghorpadi crossing pe utar gaya lekin apna bag lena bhool gya usme mere saare documents the. Adhar card. Atm aur paise bhi.. jisay bhi milay mujhe contact kareNadeem Husain 8090793895. 7860786158

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    Madhuri prabhu from Pune 271 Days ago

    Rickshaw number MH12 NW8294 is overcharging. His Meter is not working properly. And when I told him about lodging complaint he was least bothered

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    Shobha from Pune 387 Days ago

    Can I get share auto rickshaw from Pune railway station to varje malwadi? I updown thrice in a week from Mumbai it is very expensive for me.plse help

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    Vibhor from Delhi 1333 Days ago

    i want to know that any other local transport facility is available in pune city?

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    puneonline.in Expertfrom 1004 Days ago

    From autos to city buses you can find several modes of transport in Pune.

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