In a sting operation conducted by traffic cops in the city on Monday, cases were registered against 400 auto rickshaws under various public transport violations.

 

Under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Girish,  traffic cops in Bangalore swung into action disguised as passengers to book auto rickshaw drivers who refused to take passengers to the desired destination, charged more than the meter and failed to display driver’s details in their auto.

 

The sting operation came as shock to the auto drivers in various parts of the city. Many drivers have been warned by the police for not adhering to traffic norms like over speeding, rash driving, charging more than the meter charge, denying to take in and others.

 

The sting was carried out between 5 AM to 8 PM in places like Upparpet near Majestic, Chickpet, City Market, Magadi Road, Vijayanagar, Byatarayanapura, Kamakshipalya, Kengeri other traffic police station limits. 

 

Several auto rickshaw drivers were booked and produced before the court, with a request from the cops to revoke their permits. Sources in the Regional Transport Office (RTO) said that such random checks would be conducted in the future as well and strict action would be taken against drivers violating public transport rules.