The efforts of the Bangalore traffic police and Transport Department to promote the use of Vehicle Licence Display System seem to be bearing fruit, as the offices charged with distributing these display systems have been flooded with private transport operators since the notification was made.
According to the notification, all private transport vehicles will have to carry a display with details of the type of vehicle, its registration number, driver licence and badge number, name and address along with blood group.
This board will be countersigned and verified by the police as well as the RTO under which the vehicle registration number falls into. This method, which was first introduced in 2005 only for auto rickshaws in the city, had seen widespread opposition from drivers at that time.
Police officials had even been dragged to court over the matter. However, with the recent national outrage over issues of passenger security in private transport vehicles after the Delhi gangrape case, transport operators this time have not raised any objections.
“Everyone has accepted the rule and the process of implementation is progressing smoothly. The offices of the DCP East and West are the nodal offices to hand out these display documents and the offices are crowded almost everyday with requests,” said Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Dr M A Saleem.