Over Loading of Passengers: Private Bus Operator Fined Rs 13500

Over Loading of Passengers: Private Bus Operator Fined Rs 13500

September 27: A private bus operator was fined Rs 13,500, for overloading passengers. A video clipping of a private bus plying from Udupi to Mangalore in which 18 passengers were clinging onto the ladder, located in the bus’s rear side, and travelling on the foot board went viral on social media.

Police sources said the private bus, AKMS,  departs from Udupi at 9.35 pm. The final bus to Mangalore departs from Udupi at 10.15 pm. However, on that day, September 21, the schedule of final bus departing from Udupi was cancelled.  Many passengers who were drivers and conductors of other buses risked their lives by clinging onto the ladders.
SP Nisha James said a letter has been given to RTO in order to cancel the licence of bus driver Shailesh under the Motor Vehicles Act. Traffic cops also issued a notice to the bus operator by the court.

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