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Tag: Motor Vehicles Act

BIG Relief! Odisha Relaxes Enforcement Of New Traffic Rules By 3 More Months

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the huge rush at the offices of the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs) across Odisha, the State government on Thursday relaxed the enforcement of new traffic rules by another three months. Informing about the development, Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera in Odisha Assembly announced that Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed for […]

Car Driver In Odisha Issued Challan For Not Wearing Helmet

Sambalpur: It seems that the Transport Department in Sambalpur has committed a faux pas after penalising a car owner for not wearing helmet. As per reports, Bisakha Mahakul of Jyotipada area recently received a SMS regarding the issuance of a challan for violating traffic rules. After verifying, Bisakha found that a penalty of Rs 1,000 […]

Over 5,000 Arrested For Drunken Driving In Odisha In 2 Months

Cuttack: Even as Odisha is all set to reintroduce stricter implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act from December 1, sources said that enforcement drives in the last two months have resulted in a sharp drop in the number of road mishaps across the State. Additional director general of police (Crime Branch) Santosh Upadhyay on […]

No More Amendments To Motor Vehicles Act: Govt

New Delhi: The government told the Lok Sabha on Thursday that it has no plans to bring more amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act while confirming that road accidents and fatalities have reduced. This was stated by Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, while replying to a question from CPI MP M. Selvaraj. […]

Beware! Fake Website For Driving License Dupes Applicant In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Think twice before applying for a driving licence online as there are chances that some fraudster might dupe you through fake websites. Gyana Ranjan Das is the victim of one such fake website and he is now running from pillar to post seeking refund of money which he paid online for a driving licence […]

MV Act: Record Number of Learner's Licence Issued In 18 days In Odisha, 1.41 Lakh Applications Lined Up

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across Odisha issued as many as 57,238 Learner’s Licence (LL) in just 18 days in the aftermath of the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 on September 1. As per the State Transport Authority (STA), 57,238 learner’s licence were issued to motorists between September 1 and September […]

Lawyer, Journalist Scuffle Inside Odisha Court Premises; Video Goes Viral

Nayagarh: A video of a clash between a lawyer and a journalist on Khandapada Court premises in Nayagarh district has now gone viral on social media. Surprisingly, as the incident occurred in presence of a police van, it has now become the talk of the town. As per reports, the concerned lawyer had allegedly pulled […]

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 […]

OTV Exclusive: Post new MVA, middlemen rule the roost at RTO offices across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Following the three-month relaxation by Odisha government to get MVA documents ready as per the new traffic norms, long serpentine queues are now being seen at Regional Transport Offices across the State which has led to middlemen taking advantage, promising faster issuance of documents for a higher price. Outside most RTOs, these middlemen run […]

Three-Month Relief From Hefty Traffic Fines In Jharkhand

Ranchi: The Jharkhand government has given a three-month breather to its people from the steep fines imposed under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, and said old penalties would be applicable for traffic rule violations till December. The government has asked officials of the transport and traffic departments to raise awareness on the amended rules during […]

Truck Owner Fined Rs 6.53 Lakh! Wait, It's Not Under New MV Act

Sambalpur: In what could be the heftiest fine imposed on a traffic violator, the driver and owner of a truck were slapped with fines amounting over Rs 6.53 lakh by the Sambalpur Regional Transport Office for various offences. Though the incident happened on August 10, much before the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act, […]

Hefty Fines Under MV Act: 5 Temporary Centres to Facilitate Issuance of driving licence In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: It is now testing time for the people in Odisha as they are now making several visits to the offices of the Regional Transport Officers (RTO) to get necessary documents including driving licences ready so as avoid hefty penalties under the new Motor Vehicles Act 2019. Even though Odisha government has provided a window […]

Do Odisha Netas Care About Traffic Rules? A Reality Check

Bhubaneswar: A reality check post implementation of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act in Odisha has revealed quite surprising pictures. Even as the common man continues to grapple with the hassles to become more law-abiding, the lawmakers themselves have been found flouting the laws. The new motor vehicle amendment act came as a shocker for the common […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Motor Vehicles Act Made Stricter To Make People Respect Rules: Gadkari

Nagpur: Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday defended the high penalty under the new motor vehicles act, saying the idea behind it is to make people conform to rules, and asked what is more important lives or money. Speaking during a programme in Nagpur, Gadkari tried to address the criticism of […]

No Need To Panic Over New Motor Vehicles Act: Transport Secretary

Bhubaneswar: Amid brewing public dissatisfaction over police crackdown and collection of hefty fines from motorists violating revised traffic rules enforced under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act from September 1, the State government today urged people to get their necessary documents ready without fearing the tightened norms. “People don’t need to panic over the new […]

Protests, Lathi-Charge and Tension Over New Motor Vehicles Act In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Simmering resentment over hefty fines sparked tension in Bhubaneswar with people detaining several government vehicles at Rajmahal Square which were allegedly being let-off without proper inspection as per the new Motor Vehicles Act. As public took law into its hand, police resorted to lathi-charge to control the situation. Alleging that the law enforcing authorities […]

No Mercy For Drunken Driving: Biker Arrested In Cuttack

Cuttack: If there is no fear and respect for traffic laws, then it is certainly not a healthy sign. Barely a few hours after Odisha DGP BK Sharma directed to arrest drunker driving offenders, Chauliaganj police arrested a man from near Nuabazar area in Cuttack last night on charges of violating various traffic rules including […]

New Traffic Rules: Are Odisha Netas Above Law?

Bhubaneswar: At a time when common man is feeling the pinch of hefty fines under the new Motor Vehicles Act, it seems that political leaders in Odisha feel that they are above law as most MLAs and Ministers were seen openly violating the traffic norms on Friday. What is more surprising is the fact that […]

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 […]

Beware! Hefty Fines For Traffic Violators In Odisha From September 1

Bhubaneswar:  Think twice before you jump any traffic signal or hit the road without a helmet or seat belt as the new norms laid down by the 2019 Motor Vehicle Act will come into effect in Odisha from September 1, 2019. Penalty on violation of traffic rules such as over-speeding, drunk driving, driving without helmet […]

Parliament passes amendments to NMC Bill, Motor Vehicles Act

New Delhi: Parliament on Monday passed amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act as well as the National Medical Commission (NMC) bill after Lok Sabha approved minor changes made by Rajya Sabha. On August 1, Rajya Sabha cleared the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body. […]

Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Motor Vehicles Act

New Delhi: A Bill aimed at weeding out corruption, improving road safety and promote the use of more technology to regulate traffic was passed on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha with by voice vote. Speaking on The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was moved in the House for passage on Monday, Union Road Transport […]