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Tag: Motor Vehicles Act

MV Act: Pick-Up Van Driver Fined Rs 28K for Invalid DL And Overloading
MV Act: Pick-Up Van Driver Fined Rs 28K for Invalid DL And Overloading

Surprisingly, even though the truck driver was levied a penalty for driving without a valid license, his DL for transportation showed validity till 06.08.2022 while his DL for non-transportation is valid still 20.10.2037.

MV Act: Using Defective Vehicle, You Can Be Fined

Bhubaneswar: When was the last time you took your vehicle for repairs, maintenance or servicing? Many motorists would not care for timely maintenance of their vehicles which is one of the essential requirements under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act. As per the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, timely maintenance of vehicle is a […]

Helmet Becomes Mandatory For Pillion Riders In Odisha, Police Begin Crackdown

Bhubaneswar: As previously announced by the State Transport Department, a massive awareness drive has been launched in several parts of Odisha to ensure that pillion riders also wear helmets which holds the key in minimising loss of life in road accidents. Crackdown is also underway against violators of the traffic regulations in many parts of […]

MV Act: Major Crackdown On Drunken Driving, 4 Arrested In Sambalpur, DL Suspended

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha police intensifying its measures against drunken driving and other violations under MV Act, four persons in Sambalpur have been prosecuted for driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol. As per reports, the drunken drivers were penalised in a joint enforcement conducted by the RTO and police in the past two days as […]

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Motor Vehicles Act: License, Registration, Permit, Fitness Validity Extended Further

Bhubaneswar: In a major decision, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Monday extended the validity of essential documents under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. As per the decision, the validity of fitness, permits, licenses, registration and other documents has been extended till December 31, 2020. Such decision has been […]

Motor Vehicles Act: Driving License Suspension For Drunken Driving, Over-speeding In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Think twice before driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol as your driving license can get suspended. As per the latest notification from the State Transport Authority (STA), the enforcement officers will suspend driving license for three months of offenders for violation of several traffic rules including drunken driving and over-speeding. Other offences which […]

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Motor Vehicles Act: Centre Announces Validity Extension Of Documents Till September 30

New Delhi: Driving licence, fitness certificate, permits and all such motor vehicle documents will remain valid till September 30 even if people have failed to renew them since February, the government said on Tuesday in view of the COVID-19 situation. In March, the government said these documents would remain valid till June 30. “Given the […]

Motor Vehicles Act: Centre Announces Validity Extension Of Documents & Fee Payment

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In view of the problems faced by people during the imposed lockdown for the fourth time following the upsurge of COVID-19 pandemic across the country, the Central government has announced validity extension of documents related to new Motor Vehicle Act (MV Act) including the fee payment for the related services up to July […]

Hefty Fines Under MV Act: Youth Congress Seeks Fixation Of Traffic Fines At Rs 1,000

Bhubaneswar: Youth Congress on Saturday sought a six-month relaxation in the enforcement of traffic rules under the amended Motor Vehicles Act in Odisha. A delegation of the party’s youth wing led by its president Loknath Maharathy on Saturday met Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera and submitted a memorandum in this regard. Besides, the Congress delegation […]

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MV Act In Odisha: Dare You Violate Traffic Rules, There You Pay Hefty Fines

Bhubaneswar: With the government remaining inflexible on ‘Follow Traffic Rules Or Pay The Price’, the re-enforcement of amended Motor Vehicles Act in Odisha certainly seems to have thrown the motorists into a tizzy. Needless to say, their biggest fear has come back to haunt them in the form of hefty penalty. After the traffic restrictions […]

Strict Enforcement Of MV Act Begins In Odisha After End Of Relaxation Period

Bhubaneswar: After the end of six-month relaxation period, stricter restrictions under the new Motor Vehicles Act began in Odisha on Sunday. As per the new rules, Rs 5000 penalty will be imposed on commuters for driving vehicles without license, Rs 10,000 and Rs 2000 will be levied for not carrying pollution certificate and insurance certificate […]

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Motorists Beware As Strict Enforcement Of Traffic Rules To Resume From March 1 In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After an extended relaxation of 6 months, motorists will now have to be more cautious as Odisha Transport Department is gearing up for strict enforcement of new MV Act guidelines from March 1. State Transport Minister, Padmanabha Behera on Thursday informed that as the deadline for relaxation period is nearing, efforts will be initiated […]

Bizarre! Car Driver Fined For Not Wearing Helmet In Odisha

Sambalpur: At a time when Odisha Transport Department is gearing up for a massive crackdown on traffic violations after the end of the relaxation period from March 1, instances of lapses in charging penalties under the provisions of the amended Motor Vehicles Act still remains a major concern. To prove this, a car owner was […]

Automated Driving Testing Tracks In 18 Odisha Districts Soon: Transport Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: The crackdown on traffic violators and collection of hefty fines after the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles (MV) Act in September has resulted rush in offices of Regional Transport Officers (RTO) in Odisha with people queuing up for getting several documents including Driving Licences (DL). In a bid to provide some respite to […]

MV Act: Truck Challaned Rs 58,000 In Odisha

Bhadrak: A truck registered in Maharashtra was challaned Rs 58, 040 by the Bhadrak Regional Transport Officer (RTO) on charges of violating several rules under the new Motor Vehicles (MV) Act on Wednesday. The truck, which was scheduled to leave for Venkateswara Rice Mill in Sambalpur carrying paddy from the Nischintapur cooperative society in Bhadrak, […]

Traffic Rules To Become Stricter From March 1, Warns Odisha Transport Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera on Saturday informed that helmets will now be mandatory for pillion riders in the State. While talking to reporters, Behera categorically ruled out any possibility of reduction in fines under the Motor Vehicles Act. “After the completion of three-month relaxation period, traffic rules under the Motor Vehicles Act will […]

Proxy-Drivers Taking Driving Licence Test For Others In Odisha Fined Rs 55,000

Sundergarh: As many as five persons were caught while they were taking the driving license test as proxy drivers for others in Sundergarh district. As per reports, four persons were slapped with Rs 55,000 fine by the Motor Vehicle Inspector while another person was booked and forwarded to court for arriving at the driving license […]

New Traffic Rules: 8,583 Arrested In 3 Months For Drunken Driving In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: It seems that Odisha Police is now on a new mission – ‘zero tolerance’ towards traffic violations especially drunken driving. Going by the figures, Odisha Police has arrested 8,583 persons for drunken driving during special drives launched across the State during the last three months since the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Act […]

Motorists Beware! Commissionerate Police Fixes Speed Limits For Vehicles

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the reintroduction of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations, the Commissionerate of Police on Sunday issued guidelines fixing speed limits for vehicles plying under its jurisdiction. In a tweet, the Twin City Police has informed that all vehicles including the heavy, light and two-wheelers will have to maintain a speed limit […]

Drunk Driving: Offenders To Be Forwarded To Court Instantly In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In its bid for zero tolerance of drunken driving, the Commissionerate of Police has decided not to just slap fines on the offenders but also forward them to the court instantly. The Twin City Police’s decision came in the wake of the resumption of the strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations from today despite […]

Odisha Man Coughs Up Rs 6,000 Penalty As Son Violates Traffic Norms

Cuttack: As strict enforcement of on-road traffic regulations resumed today despite extension of relaxation of new Motor Vehicles Act in Odisha by three more months, a man in Cuttack had to pay a penalty of Rs 6,000 after his minor son reportedly violated multiple traffic rules while driving his motorcycle. According to sources, the minor […]

Stricter Enforcement Of Traffic Rules In Odisha From Today

Bhubaneswar: Think twice before hitting the roads at full throttle as stricter enforcement of traffic rules under the provisions of new Motor Vehicles Act resumed again in Odisha from today. Several enforcing authorities including the State Transport Authority (STA), Odisha Police and Commissionerate Police had earlier made it clear that major traffic violations will attract […]

160 Drunken Drivers Arrested In 24 Hours In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Making its intention clear that no traffic violations and lapses as far as road safety is concerned will be tolerated, Odisha police arrested 160 drunk drivers following a massive crackdown launched in several parts of the State in the last 24 hours. Informing the development, acting DGP Satyajit Mohanty on Saturday said that 160 […]

Hefty Traffic Penalties: Despite Relaxation, These Violations Could Land You In Trouble

Bhubaneswar: A day after the Odisha government extended the relaxation window for enforcement by three more months to facilitate people obtain necessary documents to comply with the new Motor Vehicles Act, the State Transport Authority (STA) on Friday clarified that strict enforcement against dangerous and life threatening actions will continue. In a letter to all […]

Spooked By Hefty Fines, Odisha Sees Massive Jump In Driving Licence Applications

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha government on Thursday relaxed enforcement of the new traffic rules by 3 more months, people across the State are in a state of panic over the stringent provisions and hefty fines under the new Motor Vehicles Act. This has resulted in heavy rush at the offices of the Regional Transport Officers […]