Narendra Modi’s own state reduces fines for Traffic violations

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: September 11, 2019 13:51 IST
Narendra Modi’s own state reduces fines for Traffic violations

Revised traffic rule violations have been the talk of the country since it came into the act. While Modi's government receiving the appraisals for the brave act, Modi tasted bitter in his own state, Gujarat.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani notified the revised traffic rule violation fines for Gujarat under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, 2019.
Gujarat on Tuesday announced reductions in fines for traffic violations by up to 90%. "As per new traffic rules there's ₹1,000 fine for not wearing a helmet, but in Gujarat, it'll be ₹500," CM Vijay Rupani said. The fine for not wearing a seat belt was reduced from ₹1,000 to ₹500 and fine for triple riding was reduced from ₹1,000 to ₹100.
Driving a vehicle without driving license will attract a fine of Rs 2000 for the two-wheelers and Rs 3000 for the rest, as against Rs 5000 under the new rule. Under the new MC Act, driving a polluting vehicle attracts a fine of Rs 10,000. But in Gujarat, it will be Rs 1000 for small vehicles and Rs 3000 for large vehicles.
After the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicle Act 2019 from September 1, traffic police throughout the country are coming down heavily on violators and imposing a hefty fine on them. These hefty fines led to anger among citizens and protest against the government.