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Tag: Motor Vehicles Act 2019

No More Relief! Odisha To Collect Hefty Fines Under MV Act From Dec 1

Bhubaneswar: Commuters, who are yet to get their necessary documents ready, must brace up now as the Odisha government today made it clear that there won’t be any further relaxation and stricter enforcement of traffic rules under the revised Motor Vehicles Act will be reintroduced from December 1. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had relaxed […]

Vehicles over 15 years old not to be scrapped in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a big relief to vehicle owners, the State Transport Authority (STA) of Odisha today informed that there will be no scrapping of vehicles which are more than 15 years old. “At present there is no policy to scrap vehicles more than 15 years old; RC of 15-year-old non-transport vehicles can be renewed at […]

Now Apply For Driving License In Any RTO In Odisha!

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport Authority (STA) here on Friday removed the jurisdictional restriction while applying for driving license (DL), learner’s license (LL) and registration of vehicle. In a notification issued by the STA on Friday, the department said that the Odisha residents can now apply for grant of LL, final DL or registration of vehicle […]

New MV Act: 3 More Camp Offices Opened To Issue Learner’s License In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In order to ease the rush in the main offices of Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) in the capital city for obtaining learner’s licenses (LL) following enforcement of the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, three more camp offices have been opened in Bhubaneswar to issue licenses to the denizens from today. The camps have been […]

Scooter In Odisha Fined Rs 1 Lakh By Transport Authorities

Cuttack: Kare Koi, Bhare Koi (Someone else pays for someone else’s mistakes).. A brand new Honda Activa scooter was seized from the vehicle owner by Cuttack Regional Transport Officials after they discovered that the concerned dealer had reportedly delivered the vehicle without registration. During vehicle checking near Barang area in Cuttack on September 12, the […]

Motor Vehicles Act: 426 drunk drivers held in 10 days in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha police have arrested 426 people under the influence of alcohol since September 6 under the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA). “So far, 426 drunk drivers have been arrested since September 6 in Odisha. Last night, about 5,000 drivers were checked and among them 141 were arrested,” the police said in a statement […]

We don’t want to wear helmet My Lord, urge Odisha lawyers

Balasore: At a time when common people paid through their nose for traffic norm violation and the resultant dissension making State government relax new MVA for 3 months, those safeguarding legal system – the lawyers – seek complete freedom from wearing helmet, a rule that warrants their safety more than anything else. In a letter […]

Odisha govt likely to slash penalties under MV Act

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Centre is justifying the steep fines collected under the new amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act 2019, Odisha government is planning to slash the penalties. Transport Department secretary G Srinivas on Wednesday hinted at such a possible reduction in the days to come. During his surprise visit to the RTO-I office in […]

Hefty Fines Under MV Act: Odisha RTOs To Function on Holidays, Brokers Under Scanner

Bhubaneswar: A day after relaxing the enforcement drive by providing a window of three months to motorists, Odisha Government has now geared up to create necessary infrastructure to speed up process for clearing pending applications including learners and driving licence. The Transport department will soon come up with a standard operating procedure on how to […]

Gujarat govt prefers lenient approach, reduces fines under MV Act

Gandhinagar: The BJP-ruled Gujarat government on Tuesday announced a drastic cut in the penalties for traffic violations even as the Centre is justifying the steep fine amounts under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act. In some cases the reduction in the state is as steep as Rs 1,000 from Rs 10,000. On July 31, Parliament […]

Odisha needs calibrated approach to MVA 2019 as road fatalities up by 51% in 2014-18

Bhubaneswar: Even as wilting under pressure CM Naveen Patnaik proposed a sort of moratorium on implementing the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) 2019 for a span of 90-days,  the CM needs to heed  to what a well-known India-American neuroscientist VS Ramachandran had once said, “The minute you succumb to outside pressure, you cease to be […]

Techie Dies Of Heart Attack After Spat With Traffic Police, Father Alleges Cops' 'Misbehaved'

Noida (UP): A city resident has alleged that his 35-year-old son died of heart attack at a hospital after an altercation with the traffic police over a suspected violation. The Noida Police said the incident took place on Sunday evening in Ghaziabad and the traffic police personnel involved were from that district. The deceased worked […]

Relief for motorist from hefty fines: Odisha relaxes enforcement for 3 months

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concerns over the recent fracas between public and police at Rajmahal square in Bhubaneswar during enforcement of guidelines under the amended Motor Vehicles Act 2019, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday relaxed the enforcement drive for three months. In a latest decision, Patnaik has directed the enforcement agencies not to aggressively go […]

Motor Vehicles Act: Odisha Relaxes PUC Norms For A Month

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the problems faced by vehicle owners in obtaining ‘Pollution Under Check’ (PUC) certificate, Odisha government today announced that checking of PUC certificates will be relaxed for a month. Transport secretary G Srinivasan informed, “Many people do not have the PUC certificate for which it has been decided to initiate steps […]