Dear Visitor to my city
Maybe i am rude to say that before coming to city of pearls ie Hyderabad (also known as cyberabad) think.If you have close friends,relative or acquaintance who will take you around the city in their own transport then you come and have a good time here.But if you don’t know anyone here you will be taken for ride by our beloved auto rickshaw walas.
They don’t charge you for the meter cause they hardly use the meter.They hate to use the meter which is tampered,if you don’t agree for the amount they ask you to pay,you have to talk to 10-15 autos.Even after getting an auto who uses the meter you end up paying 3 times more than the actual fare.
Now latest it that they have gone for a bandh (which has become so common to force the govt to accept their demands) for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12/- to Rs.14/-.Government agreed to their demands.Now when ever you agree to go by auto using the tampered meter then the auto walla will remove a card and checks the amount of the fare and you have to pay more than Rs.20-30 more than the actual tampered auto fare.
Don’t say no one has told you about the auto wallas of hyderabad.Any one from Hyderabad will echo the same.
Still if you have decided to come to hyd,wait till the Sri Krishna Committee report on separate telangana state which will be submitted any time before 31st december.If it is for separate telangana or unified Andhra Pradesh there will be chaos in the city.If at all you have planned to come before 31st december 2010 then also you will find the city in big chaos as opposition party leader and ex-cm of Andhra Mr.Chandrababu Naidu is fasting unto death to meet his demands for increasing ex-gratia to the farmers.It is 7 days now and he is refusing to eat and govt is refusing to accept his demands and if something goes wrong then can’t predict what will happen in the state.
Otherwise you are welcome to the Hyderabad.It is a wonderful place to live.
All the best for your plans and regards
PS:-Lifted the idea of writing a letter from deeps without her permission.
Edited to add:- Mr.Chandra babu naidu was forced to stop his fast and he is back home now.