RTO Squad to check private school vehicles from tomorrow

RTO Squad to check private school vehicles from tomorrow

June 28, 2018

Mysuru:  The Transport Department, in the wake of an accident in Nanjangud in which 12 students sustained injuries and the van driver died on the spot recently, will commence checking of vehicles of private educational institutions for fitness from tomorrow.

It may be recalled that the RTO had conducted an awareness programme for private school vehicle drivers, vehicle attenders and institution management on June 14 at Maharaja’s College Grounds and had given 15 days time for them to rectify the problems in their vehicles. As the deadline ends today, the specially formed RTO Squad will commence the checking district-wide from tomorrow.

M. Prabhu Swamy, Dy. Commissioner of Transport and senior RTO at RTO West told SOM that a Special Squad, consisting of three Senior Motor Inspectors K.V. Sridhar Adhikari, P.A. Charles and S.P. Satish and Motor Inspector Prabhakar, will be moving around in city and across the district and will conduct checking of private school vehicles for fitness when they ferry the students to and fro.

He further said that the squad will check for vehicle documents such as Registration Certificate, insurance, Fitness Certificate, Driving License and also will check for attenders in the vehicle, speed governors, emergency exit, door and door lock, window rods etc. and added that if the vehicle is found violating the norms, a case would be registered on such vehicle. There are nearly 400 vehicles belonging to private educational institutions in the district.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “RTO Squad to check private school vehicles from tomorrow”

  1. Informed says:

    Eyewash. These corrupt people of RTO can never do anything that is valuable. They already have a regulation that says ferrying children requires special permit. But the good news is, anyone can get it by greasing the tester’s palms. Or just drive without permit, because noone checks and even if they check, you can ‘manage’ when it happens. What are the traffic police doing? They are so eager to catch non-isi helmets every month end, but are blind towards vans and autos that ferry 10s and 20s of children in each vehicle. Law is already there, these people just need to do their job and do it properly.


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