Doing their Job on BMTC, RTO’s in Bangalore…

Here is a moment I have been waiting for… a BMTC bus driver gets ‘fined’ for wrong direction driving….


In the midst of Feb 05th chaos, while returning via flooded traffic on whitefiled road the RTOs were seen managing an important junction on Bhoruka Steel Ltd, ( now the DLF) where traffic from ITPL and the SAP Labs side was getting bottlenecked …


This BMTC bus driver in his arrogance drove in complete wrong direction ( check the road divider and position of the BMTC Bus) in an attempt to by pass the large line Got Caught by this brave RTO who was seen charging the BMTC driver for his traffic violation…

Why this post for a mere violation then? This is to salute the spirit of this RTO who dared enforcing the law on the BMTC who still remains among the most violator of the traffic rules and are often found less empathic for other travelers on the road…

9 Comments so far

  1. Dev (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 9:40 am

    Considering the way our system is, I must commend the cop for doing his job

    BMTC and KSRTC bus drivers always flout traffic rules. Once I asked a BMTC driver why he jumped red light at a signal, he said that his was a government vehicle and traffic rules are not applicable to him. I was stunned at his response. Probably this thinking is pervasive among all BMTC and government vehicle drivers

    The cops are lax when it comes to enforcing rules on such drivers and this is what emboldens them

    As they say, laws are flexible in our country for those who matter

  2. M O H A N (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 9:44 am

    Kudos to the COPS. They need to make one standing example per day and make sure its cut from the pocket of the driver not from his union funds.

  3. Ajith (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 10:51 am

    Rajaesh, this is not a stray incident. I heard someone from the traffic police dept say on radio that they make close to 8000 bookings against (for traffic violations) BMTC drivers every year and thats an average of two bookings per bus per year!!!

    And… If they are getting booked for 8000 violations, they must be making at least 800,000 violations in reality !!!!

  4. sid (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 11:58 am

    After driving internationally (without getting a ticket ! ) for 8 years I am taking lessons on ‘how not to drive’ and ‘how to ignore the law and drive’ before I start driving in bangalore on my own !

    Have to commend the cop though for booking the bus driver. I hope there is a stiff fine associated with it thats paid by the driver out of his pocket


  5. Chitra (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    Isn’t this wonderful! I hope the drivers start abiding by the law. However, it is sad to note that we have to rejoice at something that should have been applicable by default.

  6. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

    less said the better!!

    Ajith, 8000 tickets p.a. must be the record in itself!

    Sid, you said it!! the more you see the recklessness here more you tend to set aback!!

    Chitra, hope is what makes us all live! This is the first time that I could see the enforcement thus the attempt.

  7. Kishor (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 1:11 pm

    Thanks for those encouraging pics. But, the ‘I don’t care’ attitude of BMTC driver is still visible…check first photo with one hand in pocket and other over his hip!!

  8. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

    Good observation Kishor!! the body language says ‘chalta hai attitude!!’

  9. Briju Prasad (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    I would imagine its an unconcious communication of denial by the driver of the BMTC Bus?

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