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Tag: Mv Act

Porsche Owner Slapped Rs 9.8 Lakh Fine In Ahmedabad

New Delhi: The Ahmedabad Police have imposed a fine of Rs 9.8 lakh on the owner of a Porsche 911 supercar for driving without a number plate and valid documents. The vehicle was seized on November 27. The Traffic Police Department has mentioned the incident on its Twitter handle, saying: “During a routine checking in […]

Traffic penalty for wrong-side driving
Now Hefty Penalty With Interest For On-Road Traffic Violations In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha government has extended the relaxation window for traffic enforcement by three more months to facilitate people obtain necessary motor-vehicle related documents, the State Transport Authority (STA) has made it clear that imposition of heavy fines on violators of traffic rules will continue across all districts in Odisha. While asserting that checking […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Now Find RTOs, PUC & Driving Testing Centres On Google Map

Bhubaneswar: Following the relaxation of the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act in the State till December 2019, the State Government has been envisaging its best to ensure that citizens are getting all possible facilities to acquire required documents before the new traffic norms once again come into force in Odisha. Keeping this in view, the […]

Odisha Govt Relaxes High-Security Registration Plate Norms Till Oct 31

Bhubaneswar: In view of the festive season, the State Transport Authority (STA) has relaxed the norms of High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) for dealers and purchasers for a month. While the regulations for affixation of HSRPs on new motor vehicles were scheduled to be enforced from today, they have been relaxed till October 31. A […]

After MV Act Relaxation, Traffic Norms Thrown To Wind In Odisha

Jajpur: It seems people have gradually adopted carefree attitude while adhering to traffic rules especially after the Odisha Government eased the provision of hefty fines under the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 for three months following public resentment at many places of the State. It may be noted that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had […]

Odisha Bans Entry Of Middlemen In Offices Of RTOs

Bhubaneswar: Further intensifying its crackdown on dalalraj in offices of the Regional Transport Officers (RTOs), the Odisha government today issued more stringent orders barring entry of such middlemen/agents in the RTOs. Transport Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda today issued a letter to all RTOs of the State asking them to take strict measures to eliminate influence of […]

MV Act: Odisha To Set Up Special Camps For DL & PUC Certificates

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to facilitate the motorists as well as ease off the load at Regional Transport Offices (RTO) across the State, Odisha government has decided to set up temporary camps at block and sub-divisional levels to issue learner’s licence and Pollution under Control (PUC) certificates to the vehicle owners. Informing about the development, […]

Man Sets Bike Ablaze When Stopped For Traffic Rules Violation

Indore: An unidentified man burnt his motorcycle here when traffic police stopped him for issuing a challan for allegedly violating traffic rules, an official said on Monday. A purported video of the incident, which took place on Sunday night in the city’s Pardeshipura area, went viral on a social media platforms. In the video, the […]

Cabinet To Soon Decide On Vehicle Scrapping Policy, Says Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Cabinet will soon decide on the proposed vehicle scrapping policy. The Road Transport and Highways Minister stated that he has cleared a cabinet note on the proposed policy and the finance ministry has also approved the same. “I have signed the file for the cabinet […]

MV Act: DL, Vehicle Papers On DigiLocker Or mParivahan At Par With Original Documents

New Delhi: Documents such as driving licence or registration certificate in electronic formats will be treated at par with original documents if stored on DigiLocker or mParivahan apps, the government said on Friday. “If documents are not available on mParivahan or DigiLocker then they will not be treated as legally recognised at par with the […]

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 […]

Viral Video: Cops Caught Flouting New Motor Vehicles Act In Odisha?

Berhampur: Ever since the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has come into force, motorists have been forced to shell out hefty fines for violating traffic norms which at times result in police-public face-off. At this juncture, people are also not keeping behind in revealing the cops who are indulging in flouting traffic norms. One such […]

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, […]

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 […]

9 More Persons Arrested For Violence Over Traffic Fines In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Sunday arrested nine more persons for their involvement in a clash with police while protesting enforcement of Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 and collection of hefty fines from violators at Raj Mahal Square in the City on Saturday. With the arrest, the total number of accused taken into custody has […]

Op-Ed: State Govt’s Credo: Act First, Think Later

Act first, think later. That has long been the way the state government has gone about its business of running Odisha. Let us take only two recent examples. Having first tom-tommed the KALIA scheme for faremers as a ‘game changer’ and ‘a model for the rest of the country’ and having reaped its benefits in […]