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Tag: Motor Vehicle Act

COVID-19 Lockdown: DL Validity, Documents Linked To MV Act Extended

New Delhi: Amid COVID-19 lockdown across the nation, considering the problems being faced by people, the government has announced to extend the validity of all driving licences (DL) till June end as well as other documents related to the new Motor Vehicle Act (MV Act) that expired from February 1. Ministry of Road Transport and […]

MV Act: 10 % Drop In Road Fatalities After New Law

New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Rajya Sabha on Monday, “There has been a 10 per cent reduction in the number of deaths caused due to accidents in the country since the passage of the amended Motor Vehicles Act five months ago.” The minister, while replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, said […]

Odisha Govt Collects Rs 38.67 Cr Fine Under New MV Act

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has collected over Rs 38.67 crore as fine for violation of traffic norms under the amended Motor Vehicle (MV) Act 2019, said a Minister on Thursday. Replying to a written question of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera informed the state Assembly that Rs 38.67 […]

Tractor Driver Fined Rs 53,200 After Road Mishap In Sambalpur

Sambalpur: In one of the steepest fines imposed under the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act, drivers of a tractor and a bus were fined Rs 53,200 and Rs 27,000 respectively by the State Transport Department for violation of traffic rules. The tractor and the bus were reportedly seized by the police for inspection following a […]

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Stricter MVA Back From Dec1, Cops To Zero On Tipsy Drivers

Bhubaneswar: The grace period will be over soon. Come Dec 1, the stricter Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) will be implemented in Odisha. As drunk driving is a lead cause of road accidents in the State, cops will keep an eye on the tipsy drivers on the state roads. It needs mentioning that under the new […]

'High' Odisha posts 2nd highest drunken driving deaths in country

Bhubaneswar: Even as a mere 3 per cent drivers put under breath analyser tested alcohol positive in Odisha post the clamp down order by Odisha DGP BK Sharma, the disconcerting fact is Odisha has the dubious distinction of bearing the burden of scoring the second highest deaths on roads due to drunken driving in the […]

Road Traffic Offences To Come Under IPC With MV Act: SC

New Delhi: Emphasising on the gravity of rash and negligent driving causing fatalities on roads, the Supreme Court has ruled that road traffic offences can be prosecuted under the Motor Vehicles Act as well as the Indian Penal Code. The punishment of offenders of motor vehicle accidents under the IPC is stricter and proportionate to […]

Man Sets Bike Ablaze When Stopped For Traffic Rules Violation

Indore: An unidentified man burnt his motorcycle here when traffic police stopped him for issuing a challan for allegedly violating traffic rules, an official said on Monday. A purported video of the incident, which took place on Sunday night in the city’s Pardeshipura area, went viral on a social media platforms. In the video, the […]

Cabinet To Soon Decide On Vehicle Scrapping Policy, Says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Cabinet will soon decide on the proposed vehicle scrapping policy. The Road Transport and Highways Minister stated that he has cleared a cabinet note on the proposed policy and the finance ministry has also approved the same. “I have signed the file for the cabinet […]

Centre-State Showdown Over Hefty Traffic Fines, Matter Reaches The Desk Of Attorney General

New Delhi: Hefty fines imposed on traffic violations under the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act has finally snowballed into a major showdown between state governments and the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The disagreement over the fines between state government and MORTH has now reached the office of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, […]

MV Act: DL, Vehicle Papers On DigiLocker Or mParivahan At Par With Original Documents

New Delhi: Documents such as driving licence or registration certificate in electronic formats will be treated at par with original documents if stored on DigiLocker or mParivahan apps, the government said on Friday. “If documents are not available on mParivahan or DigiLocker then they will not be treated as legally recognised at par with the […]

Andhra cops giving helmets, documents instead of challans

Hyderabad: At a time when imposition of heavy fines for violation of traffic rules is evoking public anger in parts of the country, Rachakonda police commissionerate in Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative method to make the motorists follow the rules. Instead of imposing fines for violations, the traffic police is facilitating the violators to […]

MLA Ananta Jena Fined For Violating New Traffic Rules

Bhubaneswar: Amid brewing public discontent over alleged traffic police leniency towards government officials, former Bhubaneswar Mayor and sitting MLA Ananta Narayan Jena was fined by cops today for violating rules under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 which came into effect from September 1. Jena, who is an MLA from Bhubaneswar-Central constituency was fined […]

Op-Ed: State Govt’s Credo: Act First, Think Later

Act first, think later. That has long been the way the state government has gone about its business of running Odisha. Let us take only two recent examples. Having first tom-tommed the KALIA scheme for faremers as a ‘game changer’ and ‘a model for the rest of the country’ and having reaped its benefits in […]

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New Motor Vehicle Rules: Fine Upto Rs 25,000 & 3 Years Jail

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Motorists beware of traffic rules and regulations, or soon you may have to shell out hefty fines upto Rs 25,000 or even face jail term of 3 years for violation of any norms. The Centre is implementing New Motor Vehicle Act which aims to overhaul country’s transportation laws by addressing several crucial issues […]

New Motor Vehicle Act will improve road safety: IRF

New Delhi: Increased new penalties and provisions of punishment in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 will help better adherence to traffic rules and decreased road accidents in India, the Geneva-based International Road Federation (IRF) said on Monday. The Act was passed in Parliament’s recently concluded monsoon session and has got the President’s assent. It […]

Child safety, penalising faulty roads key in Motor Vehicles amendment act

New Delhi: Digitization of motor licensing, safety of children during commuting, and stringent punishment for faulty road design and maintenance are priority areas in the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019, slated to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The amended bill, after getting feedback from the public, was circulated amongst the MPs last week. […]