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BMTC steps up checks on ticket defaulters

Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation (BMTC) intensifies checking of ticketless passengers.

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BMTC has collected more than Rs. 60 lakhs in penalty since 2013
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Bangalore Metro Transport Corporation, main office at Shanti Nagar
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The Alighting Team checking the tickets of the de-boarding passengers
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BMTC has intensified its crack down on ticketless passengers

 

Bangalore, November 24, 2017: BMTC has stepped up its crack down on passengers travelling without tickets. The Checking Staff of BMTC conducted an Alighting Check on the passengers de-boarding the buses in the city today.


“We have found many passengers without tickets. In fact just now a lady tried to dodge the questions saying she was getting late. Even the educated do this,” said Shabnam, a member of the Checking Staff conducting a search at Mysore Road Metro Station. For the duration of April-October this year, BMTC has collected Rs. 86,41,960 in penalties. The number of passengers penalized stands at 2,57,984.


“We don’t just conduct checks for ticket defaulters. We also check whether male passengers are occupying seats meant for females. A fine of Rs. 100 is levied per seat,” said L. Jayaprakash, Chief Security and Vigilance Officer. For male passengers occupying seats meant for females, BMTC has collected Rs. 2,95,900 from 2959 offenders under the Karnataka Motor Vehicle Rules, section 177 of MV Act, 1988.


“We have two types of checks. One is a simple check done daily where five teams are deployed. The other is an incognitive check where officers dress in civilian clothes and travel in buses to check any discrepancies,” said Srinivasan, Deputy Chief Security and Vigilance Officer. Since 2013 BMTC has collected more than Rs. 60 lakhs as penalty from such checks.

 
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