Bikers who take refuge from the rain under underpasses will be penalized, with a ₹500 fine imposed for first-time offenders.
Story so far: The step to impose a fine for taking shelter at underpasses comes after four accidents occurred in a span of four months at these underpasses. Since they are dark with low visibility, especially during rains, it could be very dangerous for citizens.
- Traffic police will take photos of vehicles parked at underpasses, and a notice will be sent to the offenders to pay the fine.
- A senior officer has requested people to take shelter at shops in view of their safety.
Onus on BBMP: A traffic expert pointed out that these accidents occurred due to the fault of the BBMP as they failed to set up temporary shelters during rains. They have also failed to construct drains to avoid flooding at underpasses. He also said that since the BBMP cannot be fined, the traffic police have resorted to these measures.