Kochi: Police on Wednesday booked 28 private luxury buses on charges of permit violation and other offences after the Motor Vehicle Department launched “Operation Night Riders”. The buses included six of Kallada Travels.
Authorities launched operation after three passengers traveling on Kallada Travels were brutally attacked on Sunday.
Over 100 vehicles were checked, said Transport Commissioner Rajeev Puthalath. Sleuths found offences including individual ticketing, carrying unauthorised goods, tampering with the speed governors inside the bus.
Around Rs 40,000 was collected as fine against the violations. Most of the booking agencies lack the Licensing for Agents for Passengers Ticketing (LAPT), and stop memos have been issued to all erring agencies, Puthalath said.