Gujarat Govt Slashes New Traffic Violation Fines By 90%
GUWAHATI: Although the Centre has raised the fine amounts under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, the BJP-led Gujarat government on September 10 in an announcement slashed the penalties for traffic violations.
The amended Central MV Act provides for a fine of Rs 1,000 for driving a two-wheeler without a helmet; in Gujarat, the fine will be Rs 500, currently, the penalty for the offence in the state is of Rs 100.
While the Central law has proposed a fine of Rs 1,000 for pillion rider not wearing a helmet, this provision will not be implemented at all in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced.
For not fastening the seat-belt, car drivers will be fined Rs 500 against Rs 1,000 under the Central act.
However, it is to be mentioned that with the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act the state govt will continue with the new slab for Drunk driving (Fine of Rs. 10,000), Juvenile driving (Fine of Rs. 25,000) and jumping traffic light (Fine of Rs. 5,000).
In the meanwhile, 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.