Women officers to check BMTC quota seats

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has now proposed to conduct an intensive drive to ensure women get seats reserved for them. As part of the drive, the BMTC will deploy women officers to check men occupying the reserved seats.  

The drive that will be conducted from October 10 to 12, will not only check the passengers who occupy seats exclusively reserved for female passengers but also curb ticketless travelling. On an average, 40 batches will be on line every day, a BMTC press release said.
  Male passengers who are found to be occupying the seat reserved for female passengers will be slapped a fine of Rs 100 as per rule 94 of KMV Rules under Section 177 of MV Act 1988.

Similarly, the penalty for ticketless travelling will be levied from the originating point to the point where traveller without ticket or pass is caught. It can be to the extent of ten times of ticket fare or Rs 500, whichever is less. 

In case of conductors not issuing tickets despite payment of fare, passengers can lodge a complaint at BMTC call centre no: 1800 425 1663, BMTC control room numbers: 7760991399 , 7760991499 or  email: control.bmtc @gmail.com

Complaints also can be lodged over the phone: 7760991076, 7760991078 or 7760991113.

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