Police crack down on tempos

Published: 25th August 2016 04:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2016 04:39 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  The city traffic police on Wednesday intensified their crackdown on Tempo Travellers and two-wheelers obstructing vehicular movement in the city.

The action came after a 46-year-old woman died last week when the ambulance ferrying her from Ballari to Jayadeva Hospital for a surgery hit a private bus that had stopped in the middle of the road to allow a few passengers to alight near a toll plaza on Tumakuru Road.

On Wednesday, Banaswadi traffic police seized and booked 16 Tempo Travellers for obstruction of traffic and also for violation of permit rules. Officials said the raid against those obstructing traffic movements will be continued across the city. Many netizens welcomed the action. Shashi B, wrote on Facebook page of Bengaluru Traffic Police, “Private buses perennially obstruct traffic opposite Hypercity and at Vydehi junction. Hundreds of people have complained but no action.”

Murali Krishna, another netizen said, “Same action to be taken even for BMTC bus and private operators near KR Puram bridge junction as well.”

Balaji Krishnamurthy, said “Will they take similar action in Marathahalli area? during night time (after 10 pm) I noticed a series of private buses, Tempo Travellers are parked on Marathahalli Bridge but no police have takeb action so far.”

Sriharsha Gundurao, said “These arrogant drivers of Tempo Travellers have no discipline on the roads. Block each of them at least for a week or 10 days, so that once they are back, they will mind their limits.”

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