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Taxis, cabs must display driver details

Bangalore, Jan 11, 2013, DHNS:

Beginning January 31, all taxis and cabs operating in the City will have to display cards with details of the driver behind the driver’s seat.

The City police have issued a direction to this effect to taxi/cab service agencies, in the wake of the gang-rape of a student in Delhi.

Autorickshaw drivers are already following the rule and display licence details of the driver in the vehicles.


Announcing this, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M A Saleem said, “Just like we have maintained an extensive database of auto drivers, we can now have details of professional drivers in other forms of public transport.

This is a mandatory system that all public transport drivers need to follow. Post-deadline, the traffic police will conduct timely checks. If anyone fails to adhere to the rule, the matter will be taken to court and appropriate fine will be levied.”

“Apart from violent crimes, sometimes unforeseen events take place such as quarrel over fares and expensive goods being left behind in the vehicles. It will be useful for the passengers to take note of the card details in such circumstances, so that the matter can be resolved easily,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Suneel Kumar.

“It is a preemptive move we have initiated, so that no unwarranted incident takes place,” he said.

Details of the driver, including his photograph, must be displayed on the rear of the driver’s seat, so that passengers can clearly see them and note them down if necessary.

Apart from cabs, Tempo Travellers, airport taxis and maxi-cabs, contract vehicles of call centres and IT companies must follow the display norms.

Drivers can obtain display cards after giving their details to the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) at the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation complex in Shivajinagar or Sir C V Raman Circle in Yeshwantpur.

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