Mysore, July 7 (KK&KMC)-The Regional Transport Authority has launched an intensive Law Enforcement Drive within the city and in the taluk centres of Mysore district, with the main objective of revenue generation.

During the drive, which is in force since May, traffic offenders are caught and fines imposed on them.

In May, the revenue collected by the RTA through fines is Rs. 3,91,000 while in June, the amount rose to Rs. 6,26,000, the RTOs disclosed.

"The RTO officials have the powers to book 45 different types of traffic related offences like two-wheeler riders not wearing helmets, driving license, tax receipt, insurance, fitness certificate and other documents, over-speeding, drunken driving, etc," said RTOs Siddappa Kallera (West zone) and Janardhan Swamy (East Zone).

Of them, cases of drunken driving and non-possession of permits have to be handed over to the court while in case of the rest, the RTO can impose fines.

The RTO, along with two Inspectors and Assistants (driver), will be on move in the city during mornings and evenings and will check the highways during the afternoon hours, it is learnt.

They will be carrying out the drive at the taluk headquarters two days in a week.

The RTOs said the public were under the wrong impression that the traffic offences were to be checked by the Traffic Police. On the contrary, it is the RTO who are entrusted with the power to check traffic offences and impose fines.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore