Kerala not happy with Karnataka government's drive against outstation registered vehicles
news Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | September 23, 2014 | 09:48 am IST The Karnataka government's drive against outstation registered vehicles plying or in transit through the state isn't going down well with its neighbouring state of Kerala. According to a Bangalore Mirror report, the Kerala government has raised concerns over alleged harassment of Kerala-registered vehicles in Karnataka. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday sent his Transport Commissioner R Sreelekha to meet her counterpart in Bangalore as well as state Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy. Read our previous report: We are being harassed by transport department, say owners of non-Karnataka registration vehicles Chandy is said to have received a written plea by 'victims' of RTO harassment when they had visited Bangalore on Sunday. The plea asks the Kerala CM to take up the issue with the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, states the report. Oommen Chandy told Bangalore Mirror, "Rules in Karnataka state that whoever uses the vehicle for over 30 days has to pay lifetime tax there. Sadly, some are harassing people visiting the city. There are reports of people being told to pay lifetime tax while on a day's visit to the state with family members."