We keep publishing on the call center number available for Auto harrassment in Bangalore and step taken by police to curb the same. If you keep registering your complaint it will reach the database of traffic police and now they have started implementing final weapon of sending errant drivers to court if they refuse to ply to the desired destination or over charge the customers.
Exasperated over increasing complaints against autorickshaw drivers who refuse to ply to the desired destination or overcharge passengers,traffic police are sending errant drivers straight to court to cough up a fine of Rs 2,000.
In the past fortnight,police sent 428 auto drivers to court.MA Saleem,additional commissioner of police (traffic ) said that as per the permit condition,a driver is not supposed to deny a hire or charge extra.”A n autorickshaw driver is provided the licence under passenger cab permit and accepts its conditions while receiving it.When he violates any of the rules mentioned in the conditions,he is violating the permit agreement itself and can be sent to court.The maximum punishment for a violation is Rs 2,000.
To continue its drive against errant drivers,traffic police started a 12-hour call centre which commuters can call in their complaints.Data from this call centreservicehashelped policeidentify violators.Based on this data,the hot spots of violations have been identified and policemen have been deployed there.Madiwala,Kempegowda bus terminal and Navarang theatre were some of the trouble spots.Policemen have been posted there and they nab any driver found violating the two basic rules and seize one of their documents.Thats returnedonly when they appear in court an pay the penalty.