With the forthcoming Manimahesh pilgrimage in August in mind, Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Onkar Singh has given directives to the district's bus and taxi operators not to charge more than the regulated fee. The RTO said yesterday, while presiding over a meeting of bus and taxi operators to make better arrangements for the yatra, that any passenger seen to be misbehaving with a woman or sitting on an extra seat, the engine of a bus, or on the engine should immediately be reported to the police.
The RTO stated that while bus owners may obtain special permits for festivals and other special events like the Minjar Fair and Manimahesh Yatra, their routes should not be altered. In addition to keeping all vehicle documentation, such as the certificate of fitness, insurance, tax, and pollution certificate up to date, he advised bus operators to regularly inspect their vehicles and to educate drivers on traffic regulations. He instructed them to call the police right away if they spotted any questionable characters on the trip.
Despite the Transport Commissioner's directives, certain outsourced personnel working in the city's DC office are working in the RTA after getting their transfer completed.More
These services, which would be accessible now, will help save paper, he said, adding that to participate in the 'Faceless RTO' initiative, users must have their Aadhaar number linked to their mobile phones.More