Bengaluru: Vehicle drivers tired of traffic fines take buses now


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (EP) 

Bengaluru, Sep 18: The increase in traffic fines has shocked vehicle drivers. It is learnt that people driving in bikes and cars are leaving their vehicles back and travelling in BMTC buses these days. 

BMTC, which was incurring losses due to lack of passengers, has increased its collections. The recently hiked traffic fines have brought substantial income for BMTC buses. The number of passengers in BMTC buses has been increasing for the last fifteen days. There has been an increase in income of Rs 3.41 crore during the last fifteen days alone.

 

Vehicle drivers have been rushing to RTO for driving licences, renewal of insurance, transfer of ownership and emission test certificates since the traffic fines were increased. They are afraid to drive even if one of the documents is missing. 

Around 35 lac to 40 lac passengers were travelling in BMTC buses daily. Additional 2.5 lac passengers have taken the buses per day since September 1st. Fine has to be paid even for old violations. Police are slapping fines for one reason or the other, it is gathered. People have decided that it is better to travel by BMTC buses instead of pleading with police on the road. 

Passengers travelling by BMTC buses had decreased after Metro train was put into service. But it is earning profit now due to heavy fines imposed by the union government. Traffic congestion also is likely to ease after the developments.      

 

  

Comment on this article

  • MTR, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2019

    Well done Bangaloreans! They thought they could steal poor peoples hard earned money in the name of fine. Be smart take the bus and save money. It will be difficult for the first few days but then you will get use to it.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2019

    if da congress was inflicting heavy fines 2 recover da collapsed economy, da bjp & da fundoos would have made Bharat bundh till it is rolled back.

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  • joel noronha, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2019

    ek teer se do nishane

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  • Kiran Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2019

    I am planning to buy a multi gear cycle to avoid fines,save petrol, save insurance money for my routine expenses., not to renew pollution control every 6 months.
    Buy cycles to stay fit, in cities by walking you can reach much earlier than by travelling by vehicles. Cycle you can hold & cross the road in traffic jam. Too many advantages.Buy cycles to stay healthy & save fuel,environment.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2019

    I compliment The Police Department for their decision to hike the fines on TRAFFIC OFFENDERS. Whereas the vehicle owners have decided to to take to public transport, how does one deal with three wheeler and bus drivers. I am sure these offenders of rules will soon learn to drive as per defined rules.

    Overtaking from wrong side...... over speeding..... stopping by bus drivers at non-designated bus stops are common offences. Thanks to the Police Department it is a question of time before all concerned will take adequate steps and ensure THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2019

    I compliment The Police Department for their decision to hike the fines on TRAFFIC OFFENDERS. Whereas the vehicle owners have decided to to take to public transport, how does one deal with three wheeler and bus drivers. I am sure these offenders of rules will soon learn to drive as per defined rules.

    Overtaking from wrong side...... over speeding..... stopping by bus drivers at non-designated bus stops are common offences. Thanks to the Police Department it is a question of time before all concerned will take adequate steps and ensure THE SAFETY OF PEOPLE

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 19 2019

    Joe sir.
    One by one rule will come. Slowly the bus and auto drivers also will come in line wait.

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  • Sharath Shetty / Dubai, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Modi's idea never get fail..... this new rule implemented to reduce traffic, get public transport like metro and BMTC buses into profit and save our environment. ......... Great visioner of Indian history.

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  • saquib, byndoor

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    nirmalakka will b frustrated
    like demonetization , gst, this traffic fines is also a flop
    without knowing the depth of water if u jump what else will happen.
    death is certain

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  • VALERIAN RODRIGUES, UJIRE

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    VERY GOOD MOVE ABOUT HIKE OF HEAVY TRAFFIC FINE.IT DECREASES ACCIDENTS SOON.GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT DO ALTERATION IN THESE RULES. I APPRECIATE THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FOR THIS AMENDMENTS.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Oh, that is good news. BMTC is public transport, run by our taxes. Yes, it might take a little longer to reach by a bus but it will save many things. Petrol, fines, pollution , tention - much more.

    Good.

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