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Gujarat govt prefers lenient approach, reduces fines under MV Act

Gandhinagar: The BJP-ruled Gujarat authorities on Tuesday introduced a drastic reduce within the penalties for site visitors violations even because the Centre is justifying the steep nice quantities beneath the amended Motor Automobiles (MV) Act.

In some circumstances the discount within the state is as steep as Rs 1,000 from Rs 10,000.

On July 31, Parliament handed the Motor Automobiles (Modification) Invoice, 2019. However some states, particularly these dominated by non-BJP events, have opposed its stringent provisions and never carried out them but.

The amended Central MV Act supplies for a nice of Rs 1,000 for driving a two-wheeler with out helmet; in Gujarat the nice can be Rs 500, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani introduced right here. The penalty for the offence within the state, at present, is a mere Rs 100.

Whereas the Central legislation has proposed a nice of Rs 1,000 for pillion rider not sporting helmet, this provision is not going to be carried out in any respect in Gujarat, Rupani stated.

Additional, one can produce driving license or different paperwork in digitised kind after storing them in ‘DigiLocker’ app, he stated.

For not fastening the seat-belt, automobile drivers can be fined Rs 500 towards Rs 1,000 beneath the Central act.

The brand new provisions will come into power in Gujarat from September 16, the chief minister stated.

“The fine amount for different violations proposed under the Central law is the upper limit. Penalty collection is not our objective. We want people to be safe. The Gujarat government will enforce the law strictly wherever it is needed. We will be lenient wherever needed. That is why we will not impose any fine on pillion-riders,” Rupani added.

For triple-riding on two-wheeler, the nice in Gujarat will proceed to be Rs 100 and never Rs 1,000 as beneath the amended MV Act, as “poor people can not afford to hire auto- rickshaw if a family of three wants to go somewhere,” the chief minister stated.

Speaking on cellphone whereas driving would entice a nice of Rs 500 for first-time offenders and Rs 1,000 if caught second time, which is sort of on par with the penalty beneath the Central act.

At current, the police gather Rs 1,000 for a similar offence in Gujarat.

For harmful driving in addition to driving on the incorrect facet, the first-time penalty can be Rs 1,500 for three- wheelers, Rs 3,000 for Mild Motor Automobiles and Rs 5,000 for larger autos.

These fines are lower than these beneath the Central act which supplies for fines of Rs 5,000 for the primary time and Rs 10,000 for repeat offence.

Whereas the amended Central legislation proposes a penalty of Rs 5,000 if the motive force doesn’t have a driving license, the state police will get well Rs 2,000 from two-wheeler riders andRs 3,000 from drivers of three- or four-wheelers.

In opposition to a hefty penalty of Rs 5,000 proposed by the Centre for not registering the car, the Gujarat authorities will get well Rs 1,000 for two-wheelers, Rs 2,000 for three- wheelers, Rs 3,000 for four-wheelers and Rs 5,000 for larger autos.

For not having health certificates for industrial autos, offenders must shell out Rs 500 within the case of three-wheelers and Rs 5,000 for four-wheelers or larger autos.

As a substitute of a nice of Rs 10,000 for obstructing ambulance or every other emergency car beneath the Central act, the state police would levy a nice of solely Rs 1,000.

For breach of air pollution norms, the nice in Gujarat can be Rs 1,000 for two-wheelers or Mild Motor Automobiles and Rs 3,000 for different sorts of autos. The penalty for this offence beneath the Central MV Act is Rs 10,000.

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