In an irresponsible act, Bangalore RTO looses a brand new seized bike of an Insurance firm employee, after it got stolen from the parking area of Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) depot in Jayanagar.
Missing Bajaj Pulsar owner Ashok, has been running between various gov. offices to recover his bike but nothing concrete has been done so far by any of the department that could give him reassurance. He says, “The new bike was seized for not being registered (applied for) and thus evading tax. After the seizure of the bike, I have cleared all my dues. But till date, I have not received my vehicle. I paid Rs 90,000 for the new bike and did not even complete 1,000 kilometres on it. When I enquired with RTO and BMTC officials, they blame each other. They even advised me not to register a complaint and assured to resolve the issue. I do not know when that will happen.”
Ashok had taken a loan to buy the bike. “It is very painful. I have already paid the EMI for three months and I have to continue paying up in the coming months too. I feel I am spending my hard-earned money for others” irresponsibility,” he added.
Jayanagar RTO Shobha said she wasn’t very sure of the parking terms they had with BMTC. “I have brought the issue to the notice of our joint commissioner. The agreement on providing space for parking was done at the level of the commissioner and managing director of BMTC. I do not know much about the terms and conditions. As we have already written a letter to the higher-ups, we are waiting for directions from them,” she said.
The miscommunication and unwillingness to take the responsibility of the stolen vehicle by BMTC and RTO have bought mental and physical agony to Mr. Ashok and looks like his ordeal isn’t going to get resolved soon.
PS: Bangalore RTO generated a whooping of INR 40 crores through fines for various traffic violations last financial year.
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