Now, camps to distribute LLR, DL

Taking cognisance of proliferating violation of rules, especially on traffic front, the district administration has embarked on a programme to minimise the offenders. A transport adalat, followed by camps to distribute learners licence (LLR) and driving licence have been organised  in the city, starting from May 22.

This was announced to the media here on Saturday by Medical Education and District In-charge Minister S A Ramdas.

The adalat is convened on the said day at 10 am at Kalamandira. The camp to distribute LLRs is scheduled for May 23, where the special counters will be opened for the purpose.
After the completion of 50 days, as is the norm, DLs will be distributed to the eligible candidates.

The pending applicants will be notified about the next date to avail the facility. The aim behind the initiative is to check the tendency among the people to blatantly flout the norms, though they are entitled to secure licence.

This follows the recent statistics of the police. According to the study, non-possessing of LLR and DL tops among the violators.

To make the programme reach all, it has been decided to include organisations like that of two-wheelers, taxi owners, mini-lorry etc.,

Eventually, it would help in reining in the mafia of middlemen too, for whom it’s a cake walk to avail the facility, when compared to those innocents who queue up.

More than policing

Henceforth, the cops will not restrict themselves to policing. They also have to shoulder the responsibility of educating the masses in their jurisdiction.

To further bridge the gap between police and public, a project ‘Akshara Aarakshaka’ (Education and police) has been planned, the minister said. Every police personnel will be entrusted with the task of seeing to it that the kid in the house is going to school, and he or she is provided with all the required facilities. It’s a pilot project that will be launched on May 23 with Home Minister Ashoka doing the honour.

Meeting on roads

Most importantly, it has been decided to bring the roads in the city under one umbrella. A meeting of officers drawn from MCC, PWD and Zilla Panchayat has been arranged at MCC on May 9. According to the existing system, roads in the city are maintained by different agencies mentioned above.

It has been thought over handing over the maintenance of roads to MCC, if the civic body is found fit to handle the job.

‘No permit to non-Karnataka autos’

Saying that the menace of autorickshaws of other states entering city roads is continuing unabated, District In-charge Minister S A Ramdas on Saturday announced that the permits will not be issued to such autorickshaws. Quoting an information, the minister said about 3,000 such autos await no objection certificates (NOC) in the city.

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