B H Road, Tumakuru
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Regional Transport Office
Regional Transport Officer
Phone Number: 0816-2278473
GBN Road, MADHUGIRI
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Assistant Regional Transport Office
Assistant Regional Transport Officer
Phone number: 08137-284222
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Assistant Regional Transport Office
Assistant Regional Transport Officer
Phone number: 08134-254799
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Important Notification, Circulars.
1. Short title, extent and commencement,-(1) These rules may be called the Karnataka Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
(2) They shall extend to the whole of the State of Karnataka.
(3) They shall come into force on the First day of July, 1989.
2. Definitions.-In these rules unless the context otherwise re-quires,-
(a) “Act” means the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Central Act 59 of 1988);
(c) “Central Rules” means the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989;
(d) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner for Transport appointed as such by the State Government;
(e) “ Deputy Commissioner” means any officer appointed by the State Government to be a Deputy Commissioner for transport for a division;
(f) “ Division” means a division notified by the State Government for the purpose of the Act and the rules made there under;
(g) “ Form” means a form appended to the Act, Central Rules and these rules:
(h) “Government” means the Government of Karnataka;
(i) “Ghat Road” means a road notified as such by the state Government;
(j) “ Inspector of Motor Vehicles” means any officer appointed to perform the functions of an inspector of Motor Vehicles under these rules and includes a Senior Inspector of Motor Vehicles;
(k) “Joint Commissioner” means Joint Commissioner of transport appointed as such by the State Government;
(l) “Passenger” mean any person traveling in a public service vehicle other than the driver or the conductor or an employee of the permit holder while on duty;
(m)”Region” means the territorial jurisdiction of a Regional transport Authority;
(n) “Regional Transport Officer” means any officer appointed by the State Government to perform the duties and functions of a Regional Transport Officer under these rules and includes an Assistant Regional Transport Officer;
(o) “Section” means a section of the Act;
3. Appointment of Licensing Authorities,-(1) The officers appointed as the Regional Transport Officers shall be the Licensing Authorities to exercise powers and discharge duties and functions under the Act within their respective jurisdictions.
(2) All the Regional Transport Officers shall be under the administrative control of the Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and the Commissioner.
4. Conduct and hearing of appeal,-(1) The authority to hear appeals under sub-section (8) of Section 9, sub-section (2) of Section 17 and sub-section (3) of section 19 of the Act shall be 3[the Joint Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner of the jurisdiction, as the case may be]. In case 4[the Joint Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner of the jurisdiction, as the case may be] himself has passed the order in some other capacity, against his order the appeal shall lie to the Commissioner.
(2) The appeals specified under sub-rule (1), shall be preferred in duplicate in the form of a memorandum of facts setting forth concisely the grounds of objections to the order under appeal, and shall be accompanied by a certified copy of such order and the process fee or rupees five.
(3) Every memorandum of appeal shall be affixed with a court-fee stamp of rupees forty.
(4) In every appeal preferred, a notice shall be issued to the authority against whose order such appeal is preferred in the form specified by the Commissioner.
(5) The appellate authority passing the order may give to the person interested in such order a certified copy of the order, memorandum of appeal or any other document on payment of a fee of fifty paise in cash for every 100 words or fraction thereof, subject to a minimum of rupees five and the receipt of such payment shall be attached to the application.
(6) The appellate authority after giving an opportunity of hearing to the parties concerned and after such further enquiry, as it may deem necessary, may confirm, vary or set aside the order appealed against.
(7) The appellate authority may, when remanding the case for further enquiry, direct the stay of proceedings pending such enquiry.
5. Replacement of obsolete photographs.-(1) if at any time, it appears to a licensing authority that the photograph affixed on the driving license has ceased to bear the clear likeness of the holder the licensing authority may require the holder of such license to surrender the same forthwith along with two clear copies of recent photograph. If the holder fails to comply with the same the driving license shall cease to the valid from the date of receipt of such requisition to furnish above photographs.
(2) On receipt of the copies of such photograph, the licensing authority shall remove the old photograph from the license, affix the new photograph, seal the same and return the driving license to the applicant. If he is not the licensing authority who had issued the license, then he shall forward the second copy of the photograph to the licensing authority who had originally issued such license.
(3) When a new photograph is affixed to a driving license a note shall be made on the photograph regarding the date of such affixture.
6. Licence lost, mutilated or destroyed.-(1) If at any time, a driving licence is lost, mutilated or destroyed, the holder of such licence shall forthwith intimate such fact in writing in Form KMV 1 to the licensing authority having jurisdiction over the area in which he has his place of residence at the time specifying the particulars of loss, mutilation or, destruction.
(2) On receipt of such intimation the licensing authority, shall, after making such enquiries, as it may deem fit, if satisfied that duplicate licence has to be issued, it may issue such duplicate licence.
(3) Where the driving licnece concerned was issued by some other licensing authority, the particulars of the driving licence and of any endorsement thereon shall be obtained from that authority before issuing the duplicate driving licnece and intimation of issue of such duplicate licence shall be sent to the other licensing authority.
(4) Where subsequent to the issue of duplicate driving license, if it is found that there has been an endorsement of conviction by a court since the date of grant of last renewal of licence, it shall be lawful for the licensing authority to call for such duplicate licence and make necessary endorsement to that effect thereon.
(5) The holder of driving licence shall furnish to the licensing authority two clear copies of recent photograph of himself, one of which shall be affixed to the duplicate driving licence and the other shall be transmitted to the authority by whom the driving licence was issued.
(6) When a duplicate driving licence has been issued on the ground that the driving licence was lost, and the original driving licence was found later, then the holder of such driving licence shall return the duplicate driving licence to the licensing authority, who has issued such duplicate driving licence.
(7) Any other person finding a driving licence shall hand over the same to the nearest licensing authority. On receipt of such driving license, the licensing authority shall restore such driving licence to the licensee in case, the duplicate driving licence has not been issued, and shall substitute it for the duplicate in case duplicate licence has already been issued.
(8) If at any time a learner’s licence is lost, mutilated or destroyed, the holder of such licence shall forthwith intimate such fact in writing in Form KMV 1-A to the licensing authority which issued such licence specifying the particulars of less, mutilation or destruction. On receipt of such intimation the licensing authority shall after making such enquiries as it may deem fit, if satisfied that the duplicate licence has to be issued, it amy issue such duplicate learner’s licence. It shall be clearly stamped as DUPLICATE in red ink. The fee for issue of duplicate learner’s licence shall be rupees fifteen.
(9) If at any time it appears to a licensing authority that, a driving licence held by any person is torn or defaced, in any way as to cease to reasonably legible, or if the license is completely written-up and there is no space for making fresh endorsement, the licensing authority may impound the driving licence and issue a duplicate licence.
6-A.Issue of Computer Image PVC card driving licence and payment of fees.-Where the licensing authority has the necessary apparatus for the issue of a PVC card driving licnce in Form 7 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, and the applicant desires to have the computer image PVC card driving licnece, he may present himself before the licensing authority on such date, place and time as the licensing authority may appoint for taking the photograph of the applicant and shall pay a non-refundable fee of the rupees fifteen.
7. Stamping of duplicate driving licence.-(1) When a duplicate driving licence is issued, it shall be clearly stamped as “Duplicate” in red ink and shall be marked with the date of its issue and seal of the licensing authority.
(2) If the licensing authority which issues a duplicate driving licence is not the authority by which the licence was issued, it shall intimate the same to the authority.
(3) If the licensing authority which affixes a new photograph to a duplicate driving licence is not the authority, by which the driving licence was issued, it shall forward the second copy of the photograph to that authority for record.
(4) The fee for issue of a duplicate driving licence shall be rupees fifteen.
8. Authorisation in lieu of licence,-(1) When the holder of a driving licence has applied for renewal of such driving licence or for the addition of such class or description of motor vehicles, or when a police officer or court or any other competent authority has taken temporary possession of a driving licence for any purpose and the driving licence has not been suspended, the licencing authority or police officer or the court or any other competent authority, as the case may be, shall furnish to him, with an authorization in Form KMV 2.
(2) No such authorization shall be issued if the driving licence is renewal and returned or returned with an additional endorsement on the same day on which the application is received by the licensing authority. During such period as may be specified in the authorization, production thereof, on demand shall be deemed to be production of the driving licence.
(3) Until the licence has been returned to the holder he shall not be entitled to drive a motor vehicle without being in possession of his licence beyond the period specified in the authorization as aforesaid:
(4) The authority, court, or police officer, by which the authorization is issued may, by order in writing, extend the period for which such authorization is valid.
(5) No fee shall be payable for issue of such authorization.
9. Change of address.-(1) The holder of a driving licence shall except in the case of a temporary absence, not involving a change of residence, for a period exceeding three months, intimate in writing, any change of his temporary or permanent address recorded in the driving licence to the licensing authority by whom the licence was issued and to the authority by whom it was last renewed along with any one or more of the documents specified in Rule 4 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, as proof of his address.
(2) The holder of a licence while intimating the change in his address, shall produce his driving licence to the licensing authority, who shall there upon enter such change of address on payment of a fee of rupees twenty in the driving licence and also make a record of it in his index card.
10. Verification of antecedents.-(1) If the licensing authority to which the application for renewal of a licence to drive a transport vehicle is made, is not,-
(a) in the case of a first renewal, the one which has issued the licence; or
(b) in the case of a second or subsequent renewal, the one which last renewed the licence, it shall make a reference, as the case may be, to the licensing authority which issued the licence or last renewed the licence, to ascertain whether the applicant has any antecedents of a bad record of driving.
(2) Within fourteen days from the receipt of the reference under sub-rule (1), the licensing authority receiving it shall verify the antecedents and send a reply to such reference, a specifying the particulars of antecedents, if any. On receipt of the reply or if no reply is received within the period specified and after the expiry of such period, the licensing authority to which the application for renewal has been made may, after such verification as may be deemed necessary, proceed to dispose of the application.
11. Intimation of renewals and endorsement.-(1) A licensing authority adding under Section 11 of the Act to the classes of motor vehicles which a driving licence authorizes the holder to drive, shall, if it is not the authority by whom the driving licence was issued, inform of such addition to that authority in Form KMV-3.
(2) A licensing authority, renewing a driving licence shall, as required by sub-section (6) of Section 15, inform such renewal in Form KMV 4 to the licensing authority by whom the driving licence was issued, and to the licensing authority by whom it was last renewed.
(3) The court making or causing to be made an endorsement on a driving licence under Section 24, shall send intimation in Form KMV 5 to the licensing authority by whom the driving licence was issued, and to the licensing authority by whom it was last renewed.
(4) The court may, while making an endorsement under Section 24, seize the badge attached to the driving licence and forward it to either of the licensing authorities mentioned in sub-rule (1).
12. Driver’s badge.-(1) No person shall drive or cause or allow any other person to drive a stage carriage or contract carriage, unless the person so driving or allowed to drive, holds a driver’s badge. The badge shall be of a triangular shape in the case of a driver of a motor cab or an autorickshaw-cab, and of a circular shape in the case of drivers of other vehicles.
(2) The application for a badge shall be in Form KMV 6 and it shall be accompanied by a fee of [rupees twenty-five] in treasury challan.
(3) Where the licensing authority issuing the badge is not the authority which granted the driving licence, it shall intimate the same to the licensing authority which had issued the driving licence in Form KMV 7.
(4) The driver of a public service vehicle shall while on duty display his driver’s badge on his breast.
(5) No driver shall at any time hold more than one driver’s badge.
(6) No person shall hold or use any badge that is not issued to him and no person shall lend or transfer the badge issued to him to any other person.
(7) The badge granted under these rules shall be valid throughout the State
(8) If at any time, the driver is disqualified from driving a transport vehicle if his driving licence is revoked by any authority or court, or ceases to be effective, the driver shall forthwith surrender the badge to the authority by which it was issued.
(9) The fee for the issue of a badge shall be [rupees twenty-five. If the badge is lost or destroyed, a duplicate badge shall be issued by the authority by which it was issued on an application made in Form KMV 8 accompanied by a fee of [rupees twenty-five.
(10) If the badge that had been lost is subsequently found, it shall be surrendered to the licencing authority, of the region.
12-A. Fee payable for issue of Medical Certificate.-The fee payable excluding the labouratory charges, if any, for a Medical Certificate, referred to in sub-section (3) of Section 8 of the Act, shall not exceed rupees twenty including charges for visiting test also.
13. Duties and conduct of driver of transport vehicle.-The driver of a transport vehicle while on duty,-
(a) Shall, as far as may be reasonably possible, having regard to his duties, be responsible for the due observance of the provisions of the Act and the rules framed thereunder;
(b) shall not smoke;
(c) Shall behave in a civil and orderly manner with passengers, intending passengers, considgnaors and consignees of goods;
(d) shall wear clean dress and in the manner prescribed;
(e) shall maintain the vehicle in a clean and sanitary conditions:
(f) shall not solicit custom save in a civil and quiet manner and shall not shout in order to attract a customer;
(g) shall not interfere with persons, mounting or preparing to mount any other vehicle;
(h) Shall not cause or allow to enter into or to be placed or carried in the vehicle, persons whom he knows or has reason to believe to the suffering from any infectious or contagious disease, or the corpse of any person whom he knows or has reason to believe to had been suffering from any such disease;
Provided that where a person suffering from any infectious or contagious disease, or the corpse of any such person has been carried in a public service vehicle, the driver of the vehicle shall be responsible to report the fact of such carriage to the medical officer in charge of the nearest municipal, local board or Government dispensary, and to the owner of the vehicle, and neither the owner nor the driver shall cause or allow any person to use the vehicle until the driver and the vehicle have been disinfected in such manner as the said medical officer may specify and a certificate to this effect has been obtained from the said medical officer.
(i) Shall not cause or allow any person, animal or thing to be placed or to be in the space reserved for the driver’s seat in accordance with these rules of otherwise in such a way as to impede him form having a clear vision of the road, or proper control of the vehicle;
(j) shall, subject to any rules or regulations in force prohibiting the taking in or setting down of passengers at or except at certain specified places, bring the vehicle to rest for a sufficient period of time in a safe and convenient position upon the demand and signal of the conductor or of any passenger desiring to alight from the vehicle and unless there is no room in the vehicle, upon the demand or signal of any person intending to travel in the vehicle.
Note.-The provision of this sub-rule shall not apply to the driver of a maxi-cab or motor-cab or an autorickshaw-cab.
(k) shall not, when bringing the vehicle to rest for the purpose of picking up or setting down any passenger at or near the place where another vehicle I sat rest for the same purpose, driver the driver or the conductor of the other vehicle or any person mounting or preparing to amount thereon or alighting therefrom, and shall bring the vehicle to rest in front or behind the other vehicle and on the left hand side of the road or place and shall draw it up as near the kerb as possible;
(l) shall at all times exercise all reasonable care and diligence to maintain his vehicle in a fit and proper condition and shall not knowingly driver the vehicle when it or any brake, tyre or lamp thereof is in a defective condition likely to endanger any passenger or other person or when there is not sufficient fuel in the tank of the vehicle to enable him to reach the nearest fuel filling station on the route;
(m) shall not loiter or unduly delay upon any journey but shall proceed to this destination or as near as may be in accordance with the time-table pertaining to the vehicle, or where there is no such time-table with the reasonable dispatch;
(n) shall not carry or allow any person to sit or allow any goods to be placed on the right of the driver if the vehicle is fitted with right hand steering control and on the left of the diver if the vehicle is fitted with left hand steering control;
(o) shall during the course of a journey, if the conductor absents himself, due to some emergency or sickness, perform the duties and functions of the conductor prescribed in Chapter III of the Act and the rules framed thereunder;
(p) shall not be under the influence of any intoxicating drink or drug;
(q) shall where the conductor is absent, be responsible for the proper maintenance and production of the trip sheet when demanded by a competent authority;
(r) shall be responsible for the proper exhibition or production, as the case may be, of the following documents:-
(i) Part ‘B’ of the permit or the temporary permit issued to the vehicle;
(ii) Insurance Certificate;
(iii) Registration certificate;
(iv) Fitness certificate;
(s) shall on demand by any police officer in uniform or any officer of the Motor Vehicles Department not below the rank of an inspector of Motor Vehicles produce his driving licence for inspection;
(t) shall see that no passenger is seated in the vehicle when the same is being filled with petrol or other liquid fuel;
(u) shall not demand or extract any fare or freight in excess of that which he is legally entitled to;
(v) shall keep the first-aid box intact with the medicines and equipment in readiness.
14. Driver’s uniform.-Every driver of a transport vehicle shall, while on duty, wear a uniform of the type prescribed below,-
(a) Khaki bush coat;
(b) khaki trousers:
Provided that the commissioner may by notification exempt any class of drivers of goods vehicles and drivers of tractor-trailers used for agricultural purpose from the provisions of this rule.
15. Duties of drivers of goods vehicles,-In addition to the duties and functions specified in Rule 13 the drivers of goods vehicles while on duty,-
(a) shall not cause or allow any person to be carried in the cabin of the vehicle in excess of the seating capacity specified in the registration certificate;
(b) shall not carry or cause to be carried any person or passengers for hire or reward;
(c) shall not carry any animal, except in accordance with these rules;
(d) shall keep and maintain in English or Kannada or in Hindi in the goods vehicle a record in From KMV 9 which shall give in respect of each day, the information required to be recorded therein, and shall be open for inspection by any officer of the Motor Vehicles Department not below the rank of an Inspector of Motor Vehicles or any officer of the Police Department not below the rank of a Sub-Inspector of Police: and
(e) shall take all reasonable precautions to prevent the goods from being spoiled or lost on the way.
16. Duties of drivers of motor-cabs and autorickshaw-cabs.-In addition on the duties specified in Rule 13, the drivers of metered-taxies or autorickshaw-cabs,-
(a) Shall always park the vehicle in queue in the place notified as taxi or autorickshaw stand;
(b) shall move the cab as and when vacancies occur;
(c) shall keep the front wheels of the cab straight at a distance of not less than 30.48 centimeters from the cab immediately in from of it, and where the stand is by the side of a kerb, parallel to and not more than 30.48 centimetres from the kerb;
(d) shall not allow his cab to remain in the queue when it is disabled or when it is not immediately available for being engaged;
(e) shall not allow his cab, when it is not engaged, remain at any place other than a stand appointed for the purpose and shall not loiter for the purpose of his cab being hired in any public place;
(f) shall not prevent or attempt to prevent the first cab in the queue from being hired and shall not interfere with the persons hiring the first cab;
(g) shall in the absence of reasonable cause to the contrary, proceed to the destination named by the hirer by the shortest and quickest route;
(h) Shall not make use of his cab in connection with or for the furtherance of prostitution or act as a procurer of prostitutes nor shall allow his vehicle to be used in connection with any kind of smuggling;
(i) shall not terminate any hiring after it has been engaged and before discharged by the hirer;
(j) shall not demand or extract ny fare in excess of that which is legally due;
(k) shall not drive the vehicle or allow it to be engaged for hire, unless he is satisfied that the fare-meter is in good working order;
(l) shall not tamper with or allow any other person to tamper with the seal or working mechanism of the fare-meter;
(m) shall not set the fare-meter in motion before the vehicle is hired and shall stop the fare-meter immediately the cab arrives at the destination.
Note.-The cab shall be considered to be hired from the time it has been engaged or when it is called from a distance from the time of such call.
(n) if he is unable to proceed further owing to any defect in the mechanism or the puncturing or bursting of the tyres of the cab, he shall at once lower the flag to “stopped” position and shall not re-start the fare-meter until such time the defect is rectified.
(o) shall not cover or obscure the face of the fare-meter under any circumstance or at any time;
(p) shall not without reasonable cause refuse to let the cab for hire when the flag is in a vertical position; and
(q) shall, except when used within the city or town or municipal limits, maintain trip sheet in duplicate in Form KMV 10 either in English or in Kannada or in Hindi. The Form KMV 10 shall be in a bound book serially numbered and shall be produced for inspection by an officer of the Motor Vehicles Department not blow the rank of an Inspector of Motor Vehicles or any Officer of the Police Department not below the rank of a Sub-Inspector of Police on demand.
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