The Checking staff of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has intensified checking of buses operated in and around Bangalore City to detect ticketless travelling by the passengers. During the Month of January-2017 they have checked 21075 trips and penalized 7924 ticketless passengers by collecting Rs. 12,51,800/- as penalty and booked 2432 cases against conductor’s for their dereliction of duty.
During the aforesaid period the Checking Staff have penalized 306 male passengers occupying seats exclusively reserved for lady passengers & imposed fine of Rs. 30,600/- in accordance with KMV Rules 94 r/w section 177 of MV Act 1988.
Passengers are advised to purchase tickets / pass and travel - this will not only avoid levy of penalty / embarrassment but will also help BMTC to give better services to all commuters. Please allow the female passengers to occupy the seats exclusively reserved for them.