Bangalore, December 1: The Transport Department seized 10 private vehicles on Saturday for violating the law as part of a special drive to check vehicles ferrying school students.
RV D’Souza, Joint Commissioner of Transport (Bangalore Urban), said that the drive was carried out in Electronics City and BTM Layout. “About 30 cases were booked with regard to overloading, illegal fitments and lack of proper documents,” he said adding, “Such drives are conducted regularly.”
On Friday, an autorickshaw carrying school students rammed into a parked car on Rhenius Street in Richmond Town. Six students got away unharmed but a 14-year-old sustained a minor injury.
A transport department official said, “It would be better to put students in schools located close to home. Other options include public transport and school buses. However, we can’t compel every school to run buses. Hence, it is important that parents check private vehicles before hiring them to ferry their children.”