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 […]
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 […]