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Bengaluru: On astrologer's advice, BMTC driver delays bus by one hour to avoid 'Rahu Kala'


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Oct 10: We have heard of politicians seeking the advice of astrologers to know the right or good time to take the oath as ministers or to present the budget or to expand the cabinet of ministers. However, in a strange and bizarre incident that occurred in the city a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus driver refused to take the bus out on time saying it is 'Rahu Kala' and also sarcastically answered his superiors that he has saved the lives of 15 people because of his decision that was taken based on the advice given by an astrologer.

BMTC has served notice to this driver for causing delay to the general public and incurring a loss for the organization. Yogesh Gowda, the driver cum conductor of the bus number 45J/1, that plies between Majestic and Channammanakere route under BMTC unit 33 at Poornaprajna Layout, is the driver who has saved the lives of 15 people, according to him!


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Yogesh Gowda, who is an ardent believer in astrology, had to start his bus at 6.15 am on September 1. However, Yogesh Gowda started the bus at 7.35 am, a good one hour and 20 minutes later than the scheduled departure time. The commuters got irked because of this and the corporation also faced losses due to this decision by the driver.

Harish Kumar, manager of the BMTC unit under which Yogesh Gowda works, served him a notice asking him to explain the reason for his action. The answer given by Yogesh Gowda to this notice will drive anyone crazy. Replying to the notice served by Harish Kumar, the manager of BMTC unit 33, Yogesh Gowda, the erring driver said, "I had met a renowned astrologer on August 31. He told me not to take the bus out on the early morning of September 1 as it is 'Rahu Kala' during that time. The astrologer also said that 15 people will die due to accident If I take the bus out during 'Rahu Kala'. That is why I have taken the bus out at 7.35 am instead of the scheduled 6.15am. I did not have any intention of causing loss to the corporation or inconvenience to the public."

Yogesh Gowda has defended his action by saying, "In the main office and other unit offices of BMTC Pooja, Homa and Havana is done on the occasions of Kanaka Jayanti, Basava Jayanti, Ganeshotsava etc. If the management believes in doing these rituals, I also believe strongly in astrology." In addition, Yogesh has appealed his manager to close the issue at this level itself!

The officers of the corporation are in no mood to accept the bizarre explanation given by driver Yogesh. It is learnt that the officers have decided to levy a fine on Yogesh for his unscientific behaviour.

It is also said that it is the nature of Yogesh Gowda to ask a series of counter questions to his higher officials. He has asked some questions to his officials like What is the scientific method that you have followed to decide that the corporation will get a definite amount of income? When there is a scarcity of passenger how we can bring income? When most of the passengers are bus pass holders, how can I bring more income? Hindu passengers travel less on Tuesday, Friday and on the days of Amavasya in my route. Then how can I make a fixed collection on those days etc.

On the whole, Yogesh Gowda has become an enigma in himself to his higher authorities.

 


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  • Diva, MANGALURU

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Luckily he is not an ambulance driver

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Rahu Kala or superstition? It is time that people realize their responsibilities and not guided by superstitious beliefs

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    What about those drivers drived during Rahu Kala?. People pretend to be following words of God but in reality they betraying Almighty the creator and instead worshipping its creations and follow supersticious practice like Rahu Kala etc.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Such a silly reason .One should be happy to have a job and earnings .This superstitious fellow but made a loss to company and gain to a astrologer.They earn good when they have such followers.Company should give him notice or send him home to study more astrology.and employ a normal driver.It is so uneasy for people who have to go to work at right time.somecompanys dont like workers coming too late each time.

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  • Sanjay Serrao, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Appoint him as PA to Minister Biscuit Revanna!😂

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Rahul Kaala... really bad luck to the Party???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Modi will now contact this Astrologer for the future of BJP ...

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    When Karnataka Chief Ministers skipping Govt functions afraid of Rahul Kaala what is special in this. Yathaa Raja Thatha Praja....

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  • Ashok Naik, Wilmington

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    well said !!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Goli Mar Beje Mein ...

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  • SAHIL, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    I would have been Appreciated Year 2014 incase same astrologer stop?

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  • Mango, Mlore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Regular passenger ( Girlfriend) must have called him saying she would come one hour late....
    'Rahu kale' alla yidu.... 'popi kala '!!

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Now a days gals sleeping late at two in the morning..are busy much in whatsapp and facebook. You will find mostly black spots down of there eyes...which they cover with make-up. In good olden days...girls use to sleep at eight in night after kerosene batti finish and get up four will find almost in kotte..arranging milk. No black spot appear even they crosd seventy near eyes. Oorla rath ko soya nahi gals milega subah going home sitting behind bike without make-up.

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  • Mango, Mlore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Andh Anna...
    The Driver cannot chat on facebook and whatsapp while driving. But he knows how to play games on 'Rear Mirror' very well. some girls do enjoy them very much. 'naughty eyes' don't get tired, even when they develop dark circles under them !!

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Now a days no naughty eyes around. Gone are the days. Digital Yuga.
    Aaglega manasda pyaar hi nahi hai...due to sleepless nights dried-up completely. Yesterday only seen..two girls over powering more than 8-9 male friends. Kya zamana aa gaya. They only inform aata hai kya..nahi toh uske saath jahungi. Now it's good time to become sanyasi. Zamana kharab hai.

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  • Cynthia, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    If so, both lost the bus and good times.. Sitting at home he should eat chutney of mangoes put in the salt water... 😁😁

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Hoping by end of 25th century rahul kala will starts...!!

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Given a change to have a quarter his superstitios belief would have vanished.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Mande pett!!!!

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Atheist sidda moved door of his parliament to other side. Vastu Shastra.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    India is a developing country and aiming to be one of the super powers category in the future but majority of people & buisness, stock market, Project, construction, travel, match making/marriages, Ministerial oath-taking etc., depends on favourable stars or sometimes on superstitions to go ahead. I think such calculations and beliefs in stars prevails only in India.
    Here the bus driver went to extreme step take a decesion based on his belief.

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Bunglow next to U.P chief minister.no one to stay in kailash marg.
    Earlier occupants had bad experience..Amar Singh..Babu Singh Khushwa..Waqr Ahmad Shah, Javed Abdi, Pradeep Shukla, Neera Yadav..and many more.

    Most of the believers are One God Almighty..and kept believe in him..will not entertain anybody near by.
    Kyu thumhara believe system dag-magaya..?? Thula One God per vishwas nahi hai ka.

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  • Joseph, Alleppey

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    The 'devil' can be driven away by making the sign of the cross or sprinkling holy water.

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Some devils enter into body of pig...when driven out by lord. For that some community people avoid to eat pork meat.

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  • National Man, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Too bad he wasn't a Mangalore-Udupi bus driver. Here there are goonda time keepers who make sure that any bus is not delayed even by a minute.

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  • Aubb, India / Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Those time keepers are impartial when they do their duty.

    They are definitely better off than BMTC, KSRTC or what have you.

    I think they deserve to be respected for their ethical work performance.

    Jai Hind!!!

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  • naveen, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    This is called "ಪೋಪಿ ಕಾಲ "

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Only indians knows name of all stars in solar system...and name of spirits exists in this universe. Other's only good in munching chicken tikka.

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  • pradeep, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    When minister like Revanna can change the direction of ribbon cutting in Shiradi ghat road inauguration function. All other has to follow his belief without question, No comments from any one. I think this driver is inspired by Mr.Revanna.PWD MINISTER. But he got notice and disciplinary action.
    Every one has to follow one rules.

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  • Ismail, Uppinangady

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    With due respect to all believers in astrology..I want to ask this driver a question- what in case if his Mom wanted to delay his birth citing Rahukala?

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Barrack Obama never step out of him home without carrying small idol of Lord Hanuman. Believe system.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Bhai you don’t know well educated once to believe in the same unless the case is complicated.

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  • shuba, Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Hope this driver knows his appointment letter doesn't mention any Rahu Kala.

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Highest position occupied in any field...is people from tamil nadu.
    Are very well versed in astrology. Reason behind tamil is first language of the world.

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Yes you are right. People from Tamil Nadu indeed!

    For that matter Tamilian women also occupy highest position in other woman's husband's lives. For eg. Hema Malini, Late Sridevi.

    BTW was it their astrologer who advised them it is the right time and thing to do - to snatch another woman's husband? Or I think it was Rahu kala for the former wife.

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    He need a special treatment from police in a RAHUKALA.

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  • Mahesh, Pilar

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    I am not believing any kala or any human astrology power.
    I am believing only Almighty God creator of this universe and HIS supreme power.

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Some people follows octopus...during soccer olympics....

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  • Mahesh, Pilar

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    Some people follow pishachi
    Some people follow babas
    Some people follow ammas
    Some people follow saints
    Some people follow priests
    Some people follow sanyasis
    Some people follow dongis
    Some people follow fekus
    Some people follow devil
    Some people follow religion
    Some people follow culture
    Some people follow tradition
    Some people follow customs
    Some people follow stone & trees
    Some people follow frog & fish
    Some people follow jackal & wolf
    Some people follow proud & arrogant
    Some people follow money & wealth
    Some people follow education & qualification
    Some people follow disastrous & destruction
    Some people follow etc. etc. etc.

    But you must follow God Almighty.
    God bless you

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  • Fathima, Bajpe

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    HIS...??? Gender discrimination..??

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    YEDDI IS ALSO A STRONG BELIEVER OF ASTROLOGY

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  • Tell The Truth, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    In some hotels room no.13 omitted

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    EVERY - 5 stars too

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  • anseema beary, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    religion needs to be confined within himself not in public. just terminate this driver, negligence of duty.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    This concerned driver should be suspended for 3 months, government servant cannot follow superstition.
    This is utter nonsense, astrologers are fooling people ......

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  • RAVANA, MANGALORE

    Wed, Oct 10 2018

    NOW HE SHOULD KICKED OFF
    ONCE DONE
    HE WILL GO THROUGH "ಪೋಪಿ ಕಾಲ "

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