New Delhi, Sept 5: Govt. made Amendment in Motor Vehicle Act and comes in effect from 1st September. “The issue is that a time should come that no one gets penalized and everyone follows the rules,” Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Heavy Traffic Fines.
“We should respect and fear the rule of the law. Who will be responsible for accidents caused by those who don’t follow traffic laws?” the minister said. “The government does not desire to raise the limits of the fine. The issue is that a time should come that no one gets penalized and everyone follows the rules,” he added.
This Tuesday, a man from Delhi was fined Rs 23,000 in Gurugram for not carrying vehicle’s registration documents and his driving licence. The Violator was not wearing his helmet, and was stopped by the on-duty traffic personnel. He was unable to produce his documents. So challan was issued to him, the traffic police officer at the location said.
In Another incident, Gurugram police fine a tractor trolley driver Rs 59,000 for violating rules. The police caught him when he jumped the red light at New Colony T-Point. He was unable to produce documents of the vehicle, when asked.
After amendment in traffic rule, violators have to pay Rs 5000 for riding without licence. Person not wearing helmets or seat-belts will be fined Rs 1,000, which was ₹100 earlier. Violation of traffic rules can cost you up to 10,000 in penalties.