Mangaluru: SP directs cops to act tough on footboard travellers, overloading in buses

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Nov 28: Superintendent of Police C B Rishyanth has directed his police officers to submit the case report before December 25 pertaining to government and private buses where the passengers are seen standing on footboards and also private vehicles with overloading of passengers.

Such buses and vehicles will be seized and licences will be cancelled, he said while speaking at the SC/ST meeting held here on Tuesday November 28.

This issue was brought to his notice by Dalit leader Eshwari who demanded  additional buses for Beltangady.

In his reply, C B Rishyanth said, "I have noticed the violation of buses with regard to passengers standing on footboards and overloading of private vehicles. This is a serious issue and action needs to be taken against such vehicles."

The district police chief also assured to take action on illegal sand mining in parts of Beltangady as per the complaints received during the meeting

He also said a WhatsApp group has been formed involving DC, PWD, mines and geology officials where compliants can be sent to the group members and assured that confidentiality of the complainant will be maintained.

Shekar from Beltangady said, "More than 300 passengers wait for long hours to get one government bus from Naravi to reach Belthangady."




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  • NS, Manipal

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    Late Shankar Nag as SP Sangliyana tried to curb foot-board traveling in 1988 but failed....

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    Surprisingly; nobody is walking 😞 the talk; business of pvt bus 🚌 mafia going on as usual!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    This footboard traveling mostly students can't be stoped till sufficient buses are arrange. Otherwise make doors in all busses which automatically closed. Otherwise system should be like in the lifts, certain numbers only can enter ,if more means it won't limit cross bus will not move. then only the problem will solve for ever othe all rules will fail. This types warning before also Police department issued. If route license and buses cacel means more problems will creates..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    Some people require fresh air ...

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  • Babu Shenoy, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    The police force should see that the bus drivers and conductor pay special attention the the senior citizens and ladies when they are boarding the bus or alighting from it. There is a strong tendency of moving the bus before they are fully on the bus or off it. A scary affair for the seniors and ladies.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 29 2023

    What about private city buses do not issue tickets? PC should look into it.

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  • Santosh Bennet VAS, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 28 2023

    Same old broken record, no action taken, foot board travel, over Loading, speeding. Rash driving, shrill horns, rude and crude behaviour of bus crew , is now the new norm in Mangalore & SK .. everyone is aware of the nexus between the Police, RTO, bus owners, local politicians and burr rats, every once in a while drama crates with these statements and phone in programs, death on roads due to theses buses is a daily occurrence, what we need is action, not empty press statement

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  • LANCY DCOSTA, Kavoor /Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 28 2023

    Please provide KSRTC busses to avoid inconvenience to public

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  • William, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 28 2023

    A good move . Go ahead. Sucess is sure.

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  • Arjun, India

    Tue, Nov 28 2023

    Govt buses don't follow overloading rules.... will police act?

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, Nov 28 2023

    students will be in trouble as there are no sufficient buses from rural areas to come to mlore...

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