Added on : 2019-09-10 17:33:27
The Gujarat government has reduced fines charged for violation of traffic rules by up to 50%. these will come into effect on September 16 onwards.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said fine for riding without helmet cut to Rs 500 from Rs 1,000 while the fine for driving without a licence has been slashed from Rs 5,000 to Rs 3,000. For not wearing seat belts Rs 500 will be charged, as against Rs 1000. Using phone while driving will attract Rs. 500 fine for the first time, and Rs 1,000 the second time.
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. If the license, insurance, PUC, RC book is not there, the fine will be as per the new Motor Vehicles Act. For the first time, Rs 500 will be fined and second time penalty is Rs 1000. For triple riding, the fine will be Rs 100 as against Rs 1000 in the MV Act. Driving a vehicle with pollution has a fine of Rs 10,000 under the new MV Act, whereas in Gujarat it will be Rs 1000 for small vehicles and Rs 3000 for large vehicles.