DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT SCENARIO OF MANDYA DISTRICT
Mandya is an important district of the state, consisting of 7 taluks, mainly depending on agriculture economy. It is located about 100 km from Bangalore on Bangalore-Mysore state high way. It has a population of 17.61 lakhs, with 65% of literacy rate (2001 census). The annual average rain fall in the district is about 700 mm. The district has national high way (29 km), state high way (244 km) and major district roads (about 1400 km). It also has many tourist places and pilgrimage centres viz., Srirangapatna, K.R.Sagar, Shimsha and Melukote. The transport in the district assumes importance in developing the districts economy, as public transport is being used by people for mixed purposes- by work force, students and others for jathras, attending weddings, etc. The district has three sugar factories, for which sugarcane is transported by bullock carts, tractors and trucks from the field. The district has a total of about 60,000 vehicles (2000-01) registered and kept for use, of which 80% of the are two wheelers. Among the 7 taluks, Mandya has about 50% of the total vehicles. About 42,000 driving licenses have been issued. The revenue collected was about Rs. 7.5 Crore during the year 2000-01. As the district is a tourist place, improving the transport infrastructure is a need of the hour.
FUNCTIONS OF REGIONAL TRANSPORT OFFICE
are the important functions of Regional Transport Office in its jurisdiction;
Transport management in the region
Registration of motor vehicles for use on road
Issue of license to motor vehicle drivers and
Issue of fitness certificate to motor vehicles
Issue of permits to transport vehicles, viz.,
buses, trucks and autorikshaws.
Issue of licenses and control of motor driving
Collection of tax, fee, penalty and fine related
to motor vehicles
Enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Act, Taxation Act
Conducting Camps in taluks for issuing LL, DL, FC
and for registration of vehicles
Accident control and road safety
MAJOR ROADS IN THE DISTRICT
NUMBER OF DRIVING SCHOOLS AND EMISSION TEST
are only three driving schools in the region, two are located in the city and one is
located in the Bharathi Nagar, about 20 km from the city. There is only one emission
testing centre, for both petrol and diesel engines, located in the city.