Transport Authority meeting held after two years in Chamarajanagar

Rural folks upset with Dakota buses plying in district

Deputy Commissioner K Amarnarayan addressing a meeting of District Regional Transport Authority held in Chamarajanagar on Tuesday. Superintendent of Police B S Prakash, N G Gayathridevi and others were present. Dh photo

These were some of the questions raised at the District Regional Transport Authority meeting being held after two years on Tuesday at the Deputy Commissioner’s office. The rural folk brought some of the problems they were facing to light. They also demanded proper facilities.

There are no bus services to the villages in and around Kemanapura. A memorandum in this regard has been submitted to the authority. Every day nearly 300 students travel to Chamarajanagar.

But not a single bus comes to these villages. As a result the children’s education and the daily commuting of the villagers suffer, said a villager.

The public are not aware of the meetings being held and there is no proper information. There is no bus service to Kalanahundi village. in Kotamballi under the Prime Minister Grameen Sadak scheme, crores of rupees have been spent to build roads.

However, the authorities are giving false excuses saying the roads are not in good condition for the KSRTC and private buses to commute. The villagers urged them to
immediately restore the bus services.

Reacting to this Deputy Commissioner Amarnarayan said that the Authority should hold every three months. Dates will be fixed to  hold four meetings in a year.

 However, the bus owners were forcing the authority to postpone the meetings. This time such an opportunity has not been given, he added. It is the responsibility of the RTA to provide bus services. Wherever the KSRTC and private buses can ply they will be asked to ply, he said.

He directed the officials concerned to take action in this regard. Superintendent of Police B S Prakash and Regional Transport officer N J Gayathridevi were present.

Action against autos

The Deputy Commissioner K Amarnarayan has ordered the cancelling of licenses of those goods autos which are being used to transport passengers. The bus owners raised objections against the goods autos in the meeting.

The autos do not have permit to carry passengers. Even then there is this menace in the district in many places. As a result the buses are suffering losses. Action should be immediately taken against them.

In one week action will be taken against all goods autos. Permits will be cancelled of those who violate the rules and along with it the RC books should be confiscated. The driving licence of the autorickshaw drivers should also be cancelled, directed the Deputy Commissioner to the RTO.

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