Hearing on iron ore trucks' ban today

 RTO H N Ramesh speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by Udupi Balakedarara Vedike. DH photo

Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by Udupi Balakedarara Vedike, he said “the hearing will be attended by in-charge DC. Responding to the woes of the people, the district administration decided to ban the movement of iron ore lorries in the district from July 18. However, Lorry Owners Association has approached High Court. We have to wait and see what will be the verdict of the court.”

A large number of private buses from Dakshina Kannada were coming into the district daily. If the people travelling in private buses or autorickshaws faced any harassment in the form of not using metres or charging more money, they could send their complaints to him by a postcard, mentioning the registration number of the vehicle and other relevant details. Action would be taken against the guilty at the earliest, he said. Some complained that many private city buses did not display destination boards on their buses. The designated seats for elderly people were not kept for them. The behaviour of the personnel in private buses is rude. The issue of many drivers in buses and other vehicles using cellphones while driving, vehicles overtaking from the left side and vehicles using dazzling fog lights at night were also discussed in the meet.

Ramesh said that he will be holding a meeting with the private bus operators on Tuesday and discuss the problems of the passengers with them.

Balakedarara Vedike convener K Damodara Aithal, Canara Bus Owners Association President P Raveendra Nayak and others were present.

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