Almost all the auto-drivers in Whitefield, Marathahalli and Yamalur area, dont go by the meter-reading. They charge exorbitant amount (e.g. for 3.5 kms distance from Marathahalli to Yamalur, the normal meter reading would be 27-28, but they ask for 60/-) and they dont have the display system for auto-driver's name and DL details. If asked for, they start arguing and threatening.
This practice has been on for more than 2 years and I assume that Police would be aware of this. If the govt feels that auto-meter rates are low and considering recent fuel rates hike, the money that these auto-drivers are getting is less, then the Govt should increase the meter rates, rather than quietly supporting such mal-practices.