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If you are getting caught quite often by Bangalore's traffic police, then this will be the article you cannot miss out on. From now onwards, the Traffic Police cannot catch a motorist just to examine the driving license or vehicle documents. He can catch you only if you have violated any traffic laws or if you are driving drunk.
Remember that when caught for traffic violation, the fine you pay must be limited to the violation. In other words, the police can't bloat the bill saying that you have no insurance cover or emission certificate, etc.
Many motorists do not know this. According to the State's Road Transportation Act, no policeman can slap a penalty on you just because you have no insurance or emission certificate. If you have not purchased insurance cover for your vehicle, then the police officer must issue a notice, not impose penalty. You must be given 15 days' time to purchase insurance cover and one week for obtaining the emission certificate. Days later, meet the sub-inspector at his station with the insurance cover or emission certificate, so that he will annul the charge at once. Police can fine you only if you fail to produce these documents within the stipulated period. If your vehicle is brand new, then you need not bother about obtaining the emission certificate for one full year.

In response to a question as to why policemen fine people instantly without giving them time to obtain insurance cover or emission certificate, Additional Commissioner for Traffic Praveen Sood said, "Yes, it is a mistake. People must force policemen to issue notice or complain to me at least the following day. I have suspended the Indiranagar sub-inspector for catching people for silly reasons," he said.
The best way to teach the police a lesson is filing a written complaint with their higher officials and, a week later, using the Right to Information Act (RTI) to know the action taken against them.
Remember, any question or application filed under RTI cannot be ignored and no official is bold enough to ignore the RTI Act.
Praveen Sood (Additional Commissioner for Traffic) - 22942276.

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Suvendu Roy of Titan Industries shares his inspirational encounter
with a rickshaw driver in Mumbai

Last Sunday, my wife, kid and I had to travel to Andheri from Bandra.
When I waved at a passing auto rickshaw, little did I expect that this
ride would be any different.

As we set off, my eyes fell on a few magazines (kept in an aircraft
style pouch) behind the driver's back rest. I looked in front and there
was a small TV. The driver had put on the Doordarshan channel.
My wife and I looked at each other with disbelief and amusement. In
front of me was a small first-aid box with cotton, dettol and some
medicines. This was enough for me to realise that I was in a special
vehicle. Then I looked around again, and discovered more -
there was a radio, fire extinguisher, wall clock, calendar, and pictures and
symbols of all faiths - from Islam and Christianity to Buddhism,
Hinduism and Sikhism. There were also pictures of the heroes of 26/11-
Kamte, Salaskar, Karkare and Unnikrishnan. I realised that not only my
vehicle, but also my driver was special.

I started chatting with him and the initial sense of ridicule and
disbelief gradually diminished. I gathered that he had been driving an
auto rickshaw for the past 8-9 years; he had lost his job when his
employer's plastic company was shut down. He had two school-going
children, and he drove from 8 in the morning till 10 at night. No break
unless he was unwell. "Sahab, ghar mein baith ke TV dekh kar kya faida?
Do paisa income karega toh future mein kaam aayega."
(Sir, what's the use of simply sitting at home and watching TV? If I earn
some income, then it will be useful in the future.)

We realised that we had come across a man who represents Mumbai - the
spirit of work, the spirit of travel and the spirit of excelling in life. I asked him
whether he does anything else as I figured that he did not have too much spare
time. He said that he goes to an old age home for women in Andheri once a
week or whenever he has some extra income, where he donates tooth brushes,
toothpastes, soap, hair oil, and other items of daily use. He pointed out to a
painted message below the meter that read: "25 per cent discount on metered
fare for the handicapped. Free rides for blind passengers up to Rs50". He also
said that his auto was mentioned on Radio Mirchi twice by the station RJs.
The Marathi press in Mumbai know about him and have written a few
pieces on him and his vehicle.

My wife and I were struck with awe. The man was a HERO! A hero
who deserves all our respect. I know that my son, once he grows up,
will realise that we have met a genuine hero. He has put questions to
me such as why should we help other people? I will try to keep this
incident alive in his memory.

Our journey came to an end; 45 minutes of a lesson in humility,
selflessness and of a hero-worshipping Mumbai - my temporary
home. We disembarked, and all I could do was to pay him a tip that
would hardly cover a free ride for a blind man.

I hope, one day, you too have a chance to meet Mr Sandeep Bachhe
in his auto rickshaw - MH-02-Z-8508.

He has got a first aid box on the left and a newspaper box on right (which had all hindi-english- marathi-gujrati and economic times)

He has got a tv on the top with cable (I was watching colors channel) and below tat is the tissue box. on the left is the mandir types and dont miss the "Only gandhigiri" written there , below tat is the calender and a notepad and pen along with a blue fan (which is blowing towards the customer who sits)

25% discount for handicapped !! who on this earth can expect somethin like this from an rickshawala yaar!!



Don't put your mobile closer to your ears until the 
recipient answers, Because directly after dialing, the  mobile phone would use it's maximum signaling power, 
which is: 2watts = 33dbi. Please Be Careful. Please use left ear while using cell (mobile), because if you use the right one it may affect brain directly. This is a true fact from Apollo medical team. 





Do not drink APPY FIZZ . It contains cancer causing 




   3) Mentos

Don't eat Mentos before or after drinking Coke or 
Pepsi coz the person will die immediately as the mixture 
becomes cyanide. Please fwd to whom u care 


   4) Kurkure

Don't eat kurkure because it contains high amount of 
plastic if U don't Believe burn kurkure n u can see 
plastic melting. Please forward to all!!!!!!!!! !! News 
report from Times of India 

 5) Avoid these tablets as they are very dangerous

* D cold 
* Vicks action- 500 
* Actified 
* Coldarin 
* Co some 
* Nice 
* Nimulid 
* Cetrizet-D
They contain Phenyl- Propanol -Amide PPA.Which Causes strokes, and these tablets are banned in U.S. 


 6) Cotton Ear Buds


Cotton Ear Buds... (Must read it) Please do not show sympathy to people selling buds on roadside or at Signals..... Just wanted to warn you people not to buy those packs of ear buds you get at the roadside. It's made from cotton that has already been used in hospitals. They take all the dirty, blood and pus filled cotton, wash it, bleach it and use it to make ear buds. So, unless you want 
to become the first person in the world to get Herpes Zoster Oticus (a viral infection of the inner, middle, and external ear) of the ear and that too from a cotton bud, DON'T BUY THEM! Please forward to all this may be helpful for someone..... ....... Please forward to all your near and dear 


Dr. T. S. Roy MD, PhD 
Department of Anatomy 
All India Institute of Medical Sciences 
New Delhi - 110 029 
Phone: 91-11-26594880 
Fax: 91-11-26588663, 26588641



Dr Rima Dada, M.D., Ph.D(Genetics) , MAMS 
Associate Professor, 
Dept of Anatomy, 
All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) 
New Delhi