Ticketless travel: 6,528 penalised

Ticketless travel: 6,528 penalised

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has intensified the checking of buses being operated in the City to detect ticketless travelling by passengers.

In April 2013, 17,492 trips were checked and a total of Rs 8,25,250 was collected from 6,528 passengers who were travelling without tickets.

As many as 4,200 cases have been booked against the conductors for disciplinary action.

The checking staff penalised 227 male passengers occupying seats reserved for female passengers, imposing a total fine of Rs 22,700.

Passengers are advised to keep with them the valid ticket or a daily/monthly pass while travelling in BMTC buses and produce the same when demanded by the checking staff.
Female passengers must be allowed to occupy the seats reserved for them. Passengers are requested to cooperate with the checking staff.

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