The Commissioner of Police has released a note which states and bans all Maxi cabs/Passenger tempos from entering City limits and if they enter would be penalized.
There are hundreds of Tempos which get in people from Rural areas to the city and vice versa but now they will have to alight and take the tempos from designated spots only.
Tempos coming from Khanapur, Macche, Peeranwadi will stop at Military Mahadev and detour from Globe circle towards Military Hospital.
Vehicles from Ganeshpur, Rakaskop, Belgundi will stop at Military Farm.
Tempos from Hindalga, Sawantwadi must come via Argan Talav and then stop at Militarily farm.
The New KLES hospital is the last entry point for Vehicles coming from Yellur.
Parsi Graveyard will be the last stop for vehicles from Kangrali
Dharmanath Bhavan is the last stop for vehicles from Kanbargi, Gokak Road.
HESCOM office is last stop from tempos coming from Yamkanmardi. Kakati.
With the implementation of this there will be some discipline and easing of traffic but at the same the commuters who use this are facing a hard time to come to the city.
As the tempos are stopped outside the main city area they will have to make use of Autos or other means to reach their destination.
At the same time the police must ensure that the Autos run by meter and even if the police checking and even putting fines daily effective implementation of autos is not seen. Not even 5% of the autos run as per the meter.
This was a major demand of the Auto drivers that this traffic of Tempos must be banned and now that it is banned Police must take firm action against the Auto drivers if they fail to take fare by meter. Just checking and imposing fines is not good, police must stop at auto stands and make people sit in the auto and see that the fare is paid by meter as is done in other cities.
The Maxi cab drivers yesterday protested against this entry ban and said they would intensify their protest of they are not allowed into city limits.