Chief Secretary T.M. Vijay Bhaskar has ordered Deputy Commissioners of all districts to crack down on illegal transport of schoolchildren and labourers in goods vehicles.
Belagavi deputy commissioner Vishal R warned that stringent action will be taken against those using goods vehicle to ferry people.
Speaking at the meeting of various departments the DC noted that it is a common scene that laborers are transported in goods carriers which is wrong and has to be stopped.
The direction comes in the light of a PIL petition, filed in the High Court of Karnataka by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, that seeks action against illegal use of goods vehicles to ferry schoolchildren, laborers, senior citizens, and others.