Mangaluru, Sep 28, 2023: City Police Commissioner Anupam Agarwal has warned of stern action against negligent and rash driving of city buses resulting in fatalities. He said erring drivers and conductors will be penalized under Motor Vehicles Act and will also be booked under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code.
The Commissioner was presiding over a meeting of the Regional Transport Authority officials and City Bus Owners Association on September 27, Wednesday.
He said bus operators must instruct the bus crew to avoid rash and negligent driving.
He also directed the Regional Transport Officer Ravishanker to ensure there is no competition between private buses and said within the next 20 days the Bus Owners Association as well as the RTA must come up with a plan to ensure there is no rash driving resulting in accidents. The bus driver and conductor would be held responsible for any footboard travelling, he warned.