The owner of a private bus in Noida claimed that he had been issued a fine of Rs 500 allegedly because he was not wearing a helmet.
Can heavy fines for traffic offences, which are the most discussed part of the new amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act being implemented from September 1, reduce the fatalities drastically?
On Wednesday, governments in Maharashtra and Uttarakhand took cognisance of the matter. While the former, terming the heavy penalties as 'exorbitant', stayed the act's implementation in the state, the latter reduced quantum of fines mentioned under the new law.
The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, approved by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations.
In July, parliament passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that came into effect on September 1 2019. It aims to tighten the traffic rules and regulations and impose stricter punishments for violation in a bid to promote road safety.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the fines laid down in the new Motor Vehicles Act were the maximum suggested and his government had reduced them after detailed deliberations.
The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, approved by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations and to bring discipline on roads.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media after the oath taking ceremony at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat with PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu are also seen.PTI Photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in New Delhi.PTI Photo
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during a public meeting in Mandi.PTI Photo
An artist busy making an idol of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities in Mumbai.Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook
Idols of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities, Goregaon in Mumbai.Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook
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