Assam: New MVI Rules To Be Implemented Within A Week
GUWAHATI: The new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 will be implemented within a week in Guwahati as well as the rest of the state, informed authorities.
Talking to G Plus, Commissioner of transport, Virendra Mittal, said that the proposal has already been sent to the government and the new Act will be enforced within a week.
“The proposal has already been sent to the government and it is in the advanced stage of approval which we shall get within a week’s time,” said Mittal.
He added all the district transport officers (DTOs) in all districts and enforcement staff are conducting awareness camps to make people aware about the new amendments.
“Once government approves the notification, we will also put the standees mentioning the new fines in every DTO office,” added the transport commissioner.
It is to be mentioned that the amended motor vehicle act increases the penalty for traffic violations by 5 to 10 times in different cases.
The Act has introduced stricter punishment for various traffic related offences as well as higher penalties, including a compensation of Rs. 5 lakh for death and Rs. 2.5 lakh for grievous injury in motor vehicle accident case.
It mentions Rs. 10,000 fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles, driving despite disqualification and drunken driving. Aggregators found violating driving licences will be fined up to Rs. 1 lakh.