Delhi Police issues 3900 challans on the first day of Motor Vehicles Act

   By Power Corridors ,  02-Sep-2019
Delhi Police issues 3900 challans on the first day of Motor Vehicles Act

Under the new law, people not wearing helmets or seat-belts will be fined ₹1,000, which was ₹100 earlier, while those driving without a licence can be fined ₹5,000 or face three-month jail.

According to officials, Delhi Police issued 3,900 challans to traffic rule violators after the amended motor vehicles act came into effect on Sunday.

Parliament in July passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to tighten road traffic regulations such as the issuance of driving licence and imposed stricter penalties for violations in an attempt to improve road safety.

The Delhi government will hold consultations with stakeholders, including traffic police, before issuing compounding notification with regard to implementation of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.

Under the new law, people not wearing helmets or seat-belts will be fined ₹1,000, which was ₹100 earlier, while those driving without a licence can be fined ₹5,000 or face three-month jail.