The Road and Transport Minister also said rapid strides in technology and green fuel will reduce the cost of electric automobiles, bringing them at par with petrol-run vehicles in the next two years.
A fine of Rs 7,000 will be imposed on the violators. However, it will be reduced to Rs 2,000 if the driver produces his/ her Driving License at the time of payment of the fine.
Surprised over the challan, Senapati verified the same on Vahan website. After verification on the website, he allegedly found that the challan was against one Abhijit Biswas for driving without a driving license.
Electronic enforcement devices will be placed at high-risk and high-density corridors on the National/ State Highways and at critical junctions at least in major cities with more than one million population.
After the changes in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 by the road ministry, the QR code shall be printed on the PUC form and will have details of the vehicle, owner and the status of the emission.
Validity of PUCC has not been extended as PUCC is issued only on examination of vehicle by authorized testing centers.
Bhubaneswar: The RTOs across the State have suspended 16,820 driving licences during the months of January and February for violating road safety guiltiness, the State Transport Authority (STA) said on Saturday. While 7960 DLs were suspended in January, a total of 8860 DLs were suspended in February, the STA informed. During the two months, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: From tomorrow onwards, riding a two-wheeler without wearing helmet will prove costly for riders as the Odisha Government, as per earlier decision, will ensure strict enforcement of provisions under the Motor Vehicle Act. The State Transport Department and police have braced up for crackdown on the violators of the motor vehicle laws. A two-wheeler […]
Cuttack: The Cuttack RTO on Monday imposed Rs 10,000 penalty on a bus driver for allegedly driving the vehicle in an inebriated condition. The bus was reportedly en route Kolkata from Cuttack. As per the challan issued by the Chauliaganj Police, the blood alcohol level detected in the breath of the driver, identified as Prafulla […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Traffic violators beware. The Odisha State Transport Department (STA) has decided to crack the whip on habitual violators of traffic rules at regular intervals. As per official sources, a massive crackdown on violators and strict enforcement of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act 2019 will begin from January, 2021. The law enforcement agencies including […]
Bhubaneswar: The State Transport department has decided to intensify its drive once again to enforce the amended Motor Vehicle Act strictly from January. Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera on Sunday said the transport officials and police have been instructed to step up the vehicle checking from next year. “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Transport Department (STA) on Saturday warned motorists to strictly adhere to the new helmet rules under the amended Motor Vehicles Act 2019 which makes the protective gear mandatory for the pillion riders as well. In a tweet, the STA today said that, “Driving licence will be suspended if both the driver and […]
Bhubaneswar: In a bid to stricten enforcement of Helmet Law and curb accident related deaths in the State, the Odisha government has come up with a stringent move of suspension of the driving license (DL) of the persons found driving motor cycles without a helmet. In a letter to the Director General of Police (DGP) […]
Bhubaneswar: The Transport Authority of Odisha on Wednesday rolled out a new SMS platform “ODISTA” to facilitate applicants avail hassle-free services related to driving license and vehicles. Prior to the new facility, the government used to send messages to applicants through Sarathi and Vahan SMS gateway. Now applicants of LL/DL will receive SMS after submission […]
Bhubaneswar: A bus owner in Odisha was slapped a fine of Rs 5.8 lakh under the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act on Wednesday for plying the vehicle without valid stage carriage permit and other necessary documents. As per the information shared by Regional Transport Office (RTO)- II, the bus bearing registration no- OD10F0409 plying from […]
Bhubaneswar: To ease the hassles faced by vehicle owners and avoid harassment of commuters by traffic officials, the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has imposed amended major rules of Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 effective from today. Here are the new changes that will be applicable from today: Physical presence of vehicular […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday issued strict instructions to prevent hiring of non-transport (private) passenger vehicles. The State Transport Authority, in its circular, highlighted that private passenger carrying vehicles (cars and utility vehicles) are being hired by different entities which is a gross violation of provisions under MV Act, 1988 and rules framed there under. […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after the announcement to resume slot bookings for driving license (DL) and learners’ license (LL) tests, Odisha State Transport Department (STA) on Thursday withdrew the decision and informed that the process will remain suspended in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the State. As per a notification issued by the STA, […]
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 […]
3 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Odisha taking the total tally of infected persons to 82, informed State Health & Family Welfare Department on Wednesday.
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: The Regional Transport Offices(RTO) and the Police department have together issued 23,019 e-challans against violators of traffic rules across Odisha between March 1 and March 10. The RTOs across the State have issued 10,794 e-challans, of which 1340 e-challans have been issued for over speeding, 187 for using mobile phone while driving, 148 for […]
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 […]
For those unfamiliar with the incident, here is a brief outline. A young lady is fined by traffic police for helmet-less driving. In next to no time, hordes of TV camera crews, quick to sense an opportunity for a juicy story, converge on the scene and demand a byte. The girl does her best not […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Terming the incidents of harassment of public during enforcement of new rules under Motor Vehicles (MV) Act as ‘unfortunate,’ Odisha Congress has opposed collection of hefty fines under the new act. Alleging that RTO officials, police and traffic personnel are misbehaving with public mostly women and girls, Congress MLA Sura Routray urged Odisha government […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Despite a plethora of awareness campaigns, parents are seen making fatal and expensive mistakes by allowing their unauthorized minor to drive a vehicle. A case in point is the recent incident in Bhadrak where the Odisha transport department imposed a penalty of Rs 42,500 on the owner of a two-wheeler for allowing a minor […]
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 […]
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, […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: A man was recently fined Rs.26000 after traffic police personnel and RTO officials caught his minor son driving a two-wheeler without a helmet. The father of the boy, who was intercepted at the Barang Police station square on the outskirts of the capital city, was punished as he allowed a minor […]
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court, based on a report of the Amicus Curiae, has directed Odisha Police DG to file an affidavit in connection with the alleged inaction of police during recent motorcycle rally by Biju Janata Dal (BJD), when hundreds of party workers were seen driving bikes without wearing helmet. The directive came when […]
Bhubaneswar: Of late, actors who more often than not have been considered role models, are in for criticism not for their acting skills, but getting caught on the wrong foot for breaking rules. Wednesday night, Ollywood superstar Tanmay Mohanty (Babushaan) was slapped a penalty through e-challan for flouting traffic norms. Mohanty was reportedly riding a […]
Bargarh: Amid numerous reports in Odisha about commuters being issued ‘wrong challans’, a Haiwa truck driver has reportedly been penalised for not wearing ‘both’ seat belt as well as helmet at one time. Such an allegation has surfaced from Padampur in Bargarh district. According to sources, the traffic police in Bargarh issued a challan against […]
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 […]
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 […]