Mangalore: RTO to Introduce Speed Governors, Computerized Bus Tickets
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (VM)
Mangalore, Jul 21: "Speed governors will be introduced in commercial vehicles like buses and lorries from December," said regional transport officer C Mallikarjuna at the RTO Adalat here on Friday July 20.
He was replying to queries and grievances raised by the public regarding speed limits in buses and lorries.
"Cases are being filed by the RTO against buses that use harsh, loud, multi-toned and pressured horns. Use of single-toned horns will bring a permanent solution the problem, and the same is been discussed with bus owners. Bus owners have already discussed it with manufacturing companies and within 15 days representatives will be called. Prior to this a meeting will be held with bus owners to discuss on use of limited decibel horns," he said.
RTO has been receiving complaints regarding misuse of tickets in buses. For this reason, RTO has advised buses to issue computerized tickets. Discount for senior citizens will be discussed during RTO general meeting to be held on August 28.
Permission to KSRTC buses
The city is growing and more number of buses are needed along with KSRTC buses, said Hanumanth Kamath, president of Nagarika Hitarakshana Vedike.
In reply, the RTO officials said that as per the DM notification of 1992, KSRTC buses do not have permit to enter State Bank, but permission will be granted for buses to run at Kankanady and other places. "More number of buses will run in places like Eliyar Padavu and Ablamogeru and measures will be taken to mention final destination place of buses departing from Hampankatta," they said, adding that discussions will be held with KSRTC officials regarding more buses to rural areas.
Arrangements will be made by the RTO to display phone numbers of RTO and traffic police on buses so that the people could report rash driving and indiscriminate honking.
Strict actions will be taken on vehicles carrying more children than their capacity said, Mallikarjuna.
In response to complaints about auto fares, he said that information on fixed auto fares will be provided to public by installing boards near auto stands.
Topics like front door entry in buses only to women, training to drivers and conductors, removal of music systems in buses, solution to traffic blocks near Kottara and Kodikal and other topics were discussed.
K Rajavarma Ballal of Canara bus owner’s association, Jayaram Shek, from Dakshina Kanada bus owner’s association, Vishnumoothi from auto owners association, Prakash VN, Shekar Deralakatte among others were present.