Considered as IT city of India, Bengaluru police have received a total of 1,183 complaints on Twitter while 4.30 lakh citizens have connected to the Bengaluru traffic police on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. If you are of the opinion that these complaints are not acted upon, you are in for a surprise.
On 2nd January 2015, B C Christopher tweeted about an errant rickshaw driver who was overcharging fare from two girls. This tweet was backed with two photographs showing both the face of the auto driver and the registration number of the rickshaw. The driver demanded a fare which is four times the permissible fare. The distance between the two points is approximately 3.8 kms, and while the auto fare chart indicates INR 50, the driver was demanding INR 200.
Thanks to the Tweet, Bengaluru police acted instantly. PI Shivshankar managed to nab the driver within two days and stern action is set to be taken against him. The DCP in turn has posted a Twitter reply stating “We got this auto driver. We will initiate action against him. Good job by our PI mvm Shivshankar”.
This incident draws attention to the fact that it requires both attentive and concerned citizens and quick action by the police to bring in law, order and discipline into our traffic system.
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