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Measures to Improve Auto Traffic System: Notice to Follow

Regional Transport Officer
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Hassan: Necessary steps have been taken to improve the auto traffic system and fare revision in the city and Deputy Commissioner Archana and Deputy Superintendent of Police Hariram Shankar have instructed them to follow it.
He discussed the request of auto drivers/owners in the Regional Transport Authority meeting held today at the District Collector’s office and announced the decision to revise the fares.
The Auto Drivers and Owners Association had submitted a request to fix the starting fare of autorickshaw vehicles within Hassan city at Rs 40 for 1.5 km and Rs 20 for an additional one km.
District Police Superintendent Hariram Shankar said that Bangalore has set the highest rate in the state and the same can be applied to the district. The first 1.5 km. 30 and Rs 15 per km after that, the Collector agreed.
SP instructed to correct the meter calibration and install the meter and drive the auto.
Auto drivers and owners should get fair rates. SP suggested that they are getting expensive money at night and fixing it.
All improvements will be made step by step. Hariram Shankar said that action has already been taken in this regard.
As per the order of the National Green Tribunal, the Collector directed the operators of KSRTC and all private passenger transport vehicles to collect and dispose of the waste generated during passenger travel, prevent spitting of chewing gum and tobacco in the buses and properly management of other wastes.
The District Collector asked for information about the steps taken to arrange Rangapur as a guarded route to reach Bageshpur and Dudda and bus arrangements to reach Javagal.
KS RTC Divisional Controlling Officer Arun explained the steps already taken.
District Collector Archana instructed to make more buses available during the period of high movement of school and college students and also to make bus connectivity available to rural areas.
In front of the District Collector’s office, buses are parked unnecessarily in many places in the city and the Collector and the Superintendent of Police have been asked to take action.
Hariram Shankar instructed that the rickshaw pullers of the district have a cooperative attitude and should follow the reform measures that will be brought in the future.
Ex post facto approval of road permits issued by regional transport authorities from 1-8-2021 to 28-2-2023.
Users Association President Rangegowda Vice President Boregowda requested to arrange prepaid auto at the bus stand and railway station.
Sameer, and Sudarshan Abbas, office bearers of the Auto Drivers Association, spoke about the problems of the auto driver owners in the meeting.
Taxi stand president Sudeep also appealed for infrastructure development and installation of CCTV in the taxi stand area.
Regional Transport Officer Mallesh, Assistant Regional Transport Officer Bhagwan Das, KSRTC Divisional Controller Arun, and Information Department officials were present at the meeting.

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