Hubballi: The Hubballi-Dharwad Bus Rapid Transit System (HDBRTS) has appointed marshals (ex-servicemen) to protect the properties of the HDBRTS and to prevent the misuse of the dedicated corridor by private vehicles.
The marshals will be seen in action from August 1. The HDBRTS has hired marshals and junior commission officers. Bengaluru-based Karnatak Ex-Serviceman Welfare Society provided these marshals- and the company hired them under the KTTP Act, 1999.
The marshals will do patrolling on the dedicated corridor and prevent private vehicles from using the dedicated corridor meant for the plying of HDBRTS buses (Chigari). They also sensitise the public not to park their vehicles on footpaths. They also prevent unauthorised digging of pavements, laying of cables, the construction of sewers, and other underground work by the public. They also penalise the public who litters the properties, said the HDBRTS officials.
They will also detect passengers travelling illegally without tickets on Chigari buses at the bus stops and fine them through ticket vendors.
They provide security to the BRTS properties such as bus terminals, depots, workshops, and FOBs and prevent illegal activities within HBRTS limits, said the officer, and added that these marshals would create awareness for a month and later start penalising the violators of the rules.
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