Anantapur: SP S.V. Rajasekhar Babu directed the RTC and concerned departments to take up joint special drive against unauthorized vehicles transporting passengers in the district.
A meeting was held at SP office with the RTA, APSRTC, vigilance and enforcement wings here on Wednesday following accidents and impact on income for RTC buses due to operations of unauthorised vehicles.
RTC regional manager Venkateswara Rao observed corporation was incurring huge loss in Anantapur region due to plying of unauthorized vehicles-autos, maxi cabs, vans and mini buses carrying passengers violating the norms.
The meeting was decided to conduct a special drive with the RTA, RTC, police and vigilance and enforcement wings from the next week to prevent their operations. The SP said autorickshaws should not be permitted to commute passengers on NH roads to prevent accidents.
It was decided to organise a meeting with the vehicle owners at all mandal police stations to issue clear instructions on carrying passengers. "No vehicle would be allowed to ply with overload," the SP said and added the private vehicles should be at least two kms away from the RTC bus stands.
The police outposts at the RTC bus stand would also be strengthened to tighten security measures. It was also proposed to set up CC cameras to curb thefts at Anantapur RTC busstand.