It is common to hire mercenaries, garment workers and school children in freight vehicles in violation of the rules. In this backdrop, the traffic department officials have intensified operations and confiscated 10 vehicles on the Mysore road.
RTO personnel led by Joint Commissioner of Transport, Gnanendra Kumar have filed a case against 120 vehicles in violation of the rules. 10 freight and school vehicles were taken into custody in violation of the law. Similarly, non-taxable, highway rules are being enforced against vehicles that are stuck in the air.
“School children, workers and ordinary passengers are being taken from one place to another in freight vehicles. Accidents happen because of this. Against this backdrop, the High Court has directed the government to take action against passenger transport vehicles. As a result, the citywide operation has been intensified and the drivers and owners of vehicles violating the rule are being prosecuted, ”a Transport Department official said.
“A meeting of owners and builders of garments factories was called and workers were advised not to use freight vehicles for travel. But the workers are being paid and paid. In addition, transportation costs cannot be paid. Their demand is for the government to provide concessionary bus passes, ”he said.
“Freight vehicles that take workers in violation of the law are being penalized. 300 per passenger. Being fined. In addition, the permit will be suspended for 3 months for the first time, 7 days for the first time, 30 days for the second time and the third time for violation of the rule, ”said G Hemantkumar, Regional Transport Officer, Knowledgebase.