The Bellary unit of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Staff and Workers’ Union, staged a demonstration outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday demanding action against private buses plying without valid permits.

The union, which is affiliated to the All India Trade Union Congress, took out a procession in the city against the apathy of the government officials.


A union member expressed concern over the inaction of authorities in curbing the illegal plying of private buses, maxi cabs and other vehicles, ferrying passenger public, which was causing loss of revenue to the State-owned organisation.


Union president H.V. Adimurthy said a number of private vehicles have been plying in Bellary district on all routes, including the route to Bangalore, without valid permits.

These vehicles were being parked within 500 metres of the bus stand, in violation of a Government Order prohibiting the same.


He alleged Regional Transport Office and police officials have turned a blind eye towards the issue.

He wanted the district administration to undertake periodical drives to check permits and initiate legal action against violators.

Later, the members of the union submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, through the Deputy Commissioner.

  • ‘Illegal plying

    of private buses causing loss of revenue’

  • Private vehicles were being parked within 500 metres

    of the bus