BANGALORE: The city police launched an awareness and training programme for autorickshaw drivers to improve their driving skills, at the Public Utility Building on M G Road on Tuesday. The police have conceptualised this programme, scheduled to be held across the city.
After receiving complaints from the public against the autorickshaw drivers for their alleged rude and reckless behaviour.
City Police Commissioner B G Jyothi Prakash Mirji, who inaugurated the drive organised at the Traffic Training Institute (TTI) said that the training programme will be conducted twice a month.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic and Security) Dr M A Saleem said, “The traffic experts and the police officials will educate the drivers. The traffic police will approach autorickshaw unions to enrol the drivers for this new initiative.”
The main aim of the programme is to ensure that the autorickshaw drivers are educated about the traffic rules. The programme also intends to improve their driving skills, personality development and creating legal awareness among the auto drivers.
It was informed that nearly 5,000 autorickshaw drivers were punished by the police for violating traffic rules and a huge amount of fine was collected from them.