Sunday, September 22, 2019, 12:27 PM
Delhi Traffic Police clarified on Saturday that cab drivers were not being penalised for not carrying condoms in the first aid kits of their vehicles. "There is nothing mentioned in The Motor Vehicles Act about condoms. We are not issuing any challan to drivers for not having condoms in their first aid kits," Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Taj Hasan told ANI.
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12:30 PM
The owner of a private bus in Noida claimed that he had been issued a fine of Rs. 500 allegedly because the driver was "not wearing a helmet". Nirankar Singh said the online challan was made on September 11 and one of his employees checked it on Friday. Mr Singh said he would be contesting the penalty in court if needed.
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:05 PM
People violating the odd-even rule in Delhi between November 4 and 15 could be fined up to Rs.20,000 under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, traffic police and government officials said. Earlier, defaulters were fined Rs.2,000. However, the final decision on the fine is yet to be announced and the government has the authority to reduce the amount.
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:30 AM
Travelling in and around Delhi is going to be tumultuous task today as transport bodies have given a one-day token strike call against various provisions of the amended MV-Act, including steep hike in penalties for various traffic related offences. The strike, which will see app-based cabs, auto rickshaws, cluster scheme buses, Grameen Sewa vehicles take part will last from 6AM-10PM in the national capital.
Monday, September 16, 2019, 8:08 AM
The Jharkhand government has given a three-month breather to its people from the steep fines imposed under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, and said old penalties would be applicable for traffic rule violations till December. The government has asked officials of the transport and traffic departments to raise awareness on the amended rules during this period, an official statement said in Ranchi on Saturday.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 4:58 PM
A Nagaland-registered truck was fined a whopping Rs 6.53 lakh for seven traffic violations in Odisha's Sambalpur. But, this was not under the new Motor Vehicles Act. The fine was imposed on August 10 for flouting traffic rules much before the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into being on September 1. The matter came to light only on Saturday, said sources.
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 2:43 PM
A Nagaland-registered truck was fined Rs. 6.53 lakh for seven traffic violations in Odisha's Sambalpur. But, this was not under the new Motor Vehicles Act. The fine was imposed on August 10 for flouting traffic rules much before the amended Motor Vehicles Act came into being on September 1. The matter came to light only on Saturday, said sources.
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8:48 PM
Collective defence of a policy-decision has been the hallmark of the Modi government since 2014. This was seen during demonetisation, rollout of GST, Rafale-deal, ban on sale of cows for slaughter in animal markets and the like. Irrespective of the ministry concerned, every minister defended every policy decision. New Motor Vehicles Act, a pet policy-decision of Transport-Minister Nitin Gadkari, appears to be an exception.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:09 AM
Barely 10 days after the amended Motor Vehicles Act(MVA) came into force, the Gujarat government notified the fines for some of the traffic offences, reducing the penalties by 25% to 90% than those notified by the Centre. The state government's justification to reduce the penalties on "compassionate and humanitarian" grounds is now likely to pave way for other states to lower fines as well.
Monday, September 9, 2019, 11:55 AM
The ruling BJD has said that the Odisha government will approach the Centre for bringing some amendments in the new Motor Vehicles Act because of resentment among people over the hefty fines for violations of traffic rules. Senior MLA and BJD Spokesperson P K Deb said the state government will write to the Centre seeking some amendments in the Act.
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