As part of an initiative by the Belgaum traffic police, there will be an intensive checking done by staff on the male passengers occupying seats reserved for female passengers.
Yes! Our very own and familiar “ladies’ seat”! To the ignorant souls, some 4-5 seats on one side in a bus are reserved exclusively for women—meaning, if a man is seated on such a seat, a lady can ask him to vacate it for her. But most of the time we see it occupied by the Gentlemen.
Traffic CPI Javed Mushapuri today fined men sitting on seats reserved for Women in City buses. A fine of Rs.100 was collected from the men who were sitting on the seats reserved for Women. He himself went into buses to impose the fine. He said this initiative would be taken up regularly.
The women folks were very happy to see this happen.