T. Narasipur: Mysuru Division Joint Transport Commissioner Dr. C.T. Murthy has said that in the wake of increased accidents in T. Narasipur town, the Regional Transport Department (RTO) had formed two teams to ensure road safety. During their operation, the officials have seized more than 20 autos for traffic rules violations and four buses for not having Fitness Certificate (FC). The owners of these vehicles have been fined, added Dr. Murthy.
Dr. Murthy said that following the fatal accident between a private bus and a Innova vehicle at Kurubur junction on National Highway (NH)-766 on T. Narasipur Road, in which 11 people were killed on May 29, the team of officials visited T. Narasipur and conducted checking for overloading, vehicles plying without permits and drivers driving vehicles without having a valid Driver’s License (DL) etc. and fined the drivers and owners of such vehicles.
The District Police, in their report to the authorities, have suggested the junction as an accident black spot. It is learnt that as many as 8 fatal and 8 non-fatal accidents had taken place in five months this year.
A team of officials from various Government Departments have given a report highlighting precautionary measures to be taken to prevent further accidents.
Dr. Murthy said that the Transport Department officials will carry similar operation every week across the taluk and create awareness about road safety. He also assured that the Department will take necessary steps to prevent road accidents. There are a few ‘S’ type bends in the Highway and we are making efforts to change them, said Dr. Murthy and advised two-wheeler riders to wear helmets, follow rules and not to overtake vehicles at curves.
Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) L. Deepak, Bheemanagowda, Shafiuddin Khan, Circle Inspector Mahesh and staff Siddaraju, Nagaraju, Hemanth Gowda and others were present.