In just two days, Bengaluru traffic police book 7091 autos for traffic violation

Bengaluru: Ahead of reopening of schools and colleges and with complaints pouring against auto drivers for refusing to ride to sought destinations, and also demanding excess fee, Bengaluru traffic police launched a two-day special drive and booked a whopping 7091 cases against the errant auto drivers.  Fine amounting to Rs 8.14 lakh was collected in just two days from these auto drivers.

As per the data, the police booked 254 auto drivers for not wearing the uniform, 337 cases for refusing to go for hire, 279 cases for demanding excess fees and 66 cases for carrying excess passengers.

Speaking to Asianet Newsable, P Harishekaran , additional commissioner of police (Additional), Traffic department, said, “The BTP conducted a special drive between May 13 and May 20 and booked auto drivers for different offences. This drive is for bringing discipline and awareness among the auto drivers as schools and colleges are going to open and more passengers will be dependent of auto rickshaws.”

As per the additional commissioner, 765 drivers were booked for refusing to go the destination sought and demanding excess fee, 604 cases of demanding excess fees. A fine amounting to Rs 16.43 lakh was collected from auto drivers for various traffic violation in the last one week.

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