Over 1600 Auto Rickshaws Booked for Violating Bus Stand Rules in Pune, Joint PMPML – RTO Crackdown

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In Pune, a collaborative effort between the PMPML and RTO has resulted in a crackdown on auto rickshaws found flouting regulations. Despite clear directives stating that rickshaw pullers are prohibited from halting within 50 meters of PMPML bus stands, many continue to disregard this rule, inconveniencing both bus drivers and passengers. Complaints have poured in from various quarters, prompting decisive action.

Under the directives of the Chairman and Managing Director, a specialized team comprising supervisors from the Transport Corporation and senior officers from the Regional Transport Department has been assembled. This joint effort has led to the formation of two vigilance teams—one for Pune city and another for Pimpri-Chinchwad city.

Over the past three months, these teams have identified and taken action against a staggering 1,620 violators found flouting the designated distance regulation near PMPML main bus stations. The breakdown of these actions showcases a persistent effort to enforce compliance:

  • January 2024: 553 rickshaws penalized
  • February 2024: 622 rickshaws penalized
  • March 2024: 445 rickshaws penalized

Additionally, enforcement efforts have extended to other vehicles such as Ola, Uber, and luxury buses around the Swargate Bus Stand area. A total of 530 vehicles faced penalties under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 for obstructing traffic from January 2024 to March 25, 2024.

Moving forward, strict measures will continue to be implemented. Any vehicles found violating the regulations around PMPML bus stands will face repercussions through the RTO team. It’s imperative for rickshaws and private vehicles alike to adhere to these rules, not only to avoid fines but also to mitigate the risk of accidents in the vicinity of bus stands.

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