Counselling session on safety norms held for autowallahs
In the wake of rise in cases of harassment of women commuters in the town, the Karimnagar Traffic police conducted a counselling session for auto-rickshaw drivers here on Tuesday.
Speaking at the programme, Karimnagar Town DSP P. Ravinder said that all the auto drivers must wear uniforms (khaki shirt). He instructed that stereo sound systems should be removed from the vehicles. The auto-rickshaw owners should ensure that no advertisement posters are pasted on the back side of autos and the opaque back cover is removed to ensure the visibility of the passengers sitting inside the vehicle. He also warned that they would launch a special drive to check the auto menace in the town if the drivers did not mend their ways. Expressing concern over the autos causing severe traffic congestions owing to illegal parking of vehicles on the roads, obstructing the free flow of vehicular traffic, the DSP warned the auto-rickshaw drivers of stern action if they violated the road safety norms.
Instructing the auto-drivers to ensure that they possess all valid documents such as licence, RC books and etc, the police directed the auto-rickshaw owners not to give their vehicles on rent to minors and the persons who do not possess driving licence.
With the auto-rickshaws causing a menace at the RTC bus complex, the traffic police instructed the drivers to park their vehicles in the allotted place.
They also informed the auto drivers not to park or halt their vehicles at turning points of the roads .