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Tag: New Traffic Rules

Tractor Driver Fined Rs 53,200 After Road Mishap In Sambalpur

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 […]

New Traffic Rules: 8,583 Arrested In 3 Months For Drunken Driving In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: It seems that Odisha Police is now on a new mission – ‘zero tolerance’ towards traffic violations especially drunken driving. Going by the figures, Odisha Police has arrested 8,583 persons for drunken driving during special drives launched across the State during the last three months since the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Act […]

Stricter Enforcement Of Traffic Rules In Odisha From Today

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 […]

160 Drunken Drivers Arrested In 24 Hours In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Making its intention clear that no traffic violations and lapses as far as road safety is concerned will be tolerated, Odisha police arrested 160 drunk drivers following a massive crackdown launched in several parts of the State in the last 24 hours. Informing the development, acting DGP Satyajit Mohanty on Saturday said that 160 […]

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 […]

Spooked By Hefty Fines, Odisha Sees Massive Jump In Driving Licence Applications

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha government on Thursday relaxed enforcement of the new traffic rules by 3 more months, people across the State are in a state of panic over the stringent provisions and hefty fines under the new Motor Vehicles Act. This has resulted in heavy rush at the offices of the Regional Transport Officers […]

Relaxation Of New Traffic Rules Misutilized By Habitual offenders: Odisha Human Rights Panel

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has raised questions on State government’s decision to relax enforcement of new traffic rules for three months. In a letter, OHRC has claimed that the ‘liberty granted by the government is being misutilized as a license by habitual law breakers creating a free for all situation on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MVA 2019: Naveen needs to follow 'equidistance policy' to safeguard road safety norms

Bhubaneswar: With PM Modi’s home State Gujarat showing the way, Odisha, which has already expressed its willingness to do a surgery on the amended Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), may soon follow suit. However, the States cannot go for a through surgery of the MVA 2019 provisions. The states cannot do any tinkering with regard to […]

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 […]

MVA 2019: Odisha's much-vaunted Single Window System (SWS) is need of the hour in RTOs!

Bhubaneswar:  With day in and day out the challans being made over traffic norm violations count to a staggering amount, the resentment among the public in the State over the big pinch seems bordering on rebellion. And it seems many anti-social elements and vested interest groups are working overnight to sabotage the drive. At this […]

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 […]

Police-Public face-off: New MVA puts State's 5T model to test!

Bhubaneswar: With rage of common man outpouring on road over the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) right in the heart of the State’s Capital city, the 5T initiative with transparency at its core, being recently launched in Odisha police, faces its first public test. Since the implementation of the MVA 2019, the outrage on road […]

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 […]

Op-Ed: Don’t Blame The Cops

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The fervent zeal with which the authorities in Odisha are implementing the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act slapping hefty penalties on violators has triggered a furious debate. With fines in some cases ( like in the case of the autorickshaw driver who was asked to pay Rs.47500) being outrageously high the […]

New Traffic Rules: Here’s How You Can Get Your Penalty Money Back

Bhubaneswar: With the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 coming into effect on September 1, the Traffic Police of several cities including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar have pulled up their socks to stringently enforce the new rules leaving little breathing space for violators. Even as the decision to implement the new rules has been welcomed by the […]

People Shell Out Hefty Fines In Odisha As New Motor Vehicles Act Comes Into Force

Bhubaneswar: With the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 coming into force from today, people in several cities of the State had to shell out heftier fines for violating traffic rules. Not only Rs 100 or 500 but motorists had to pay penalties of at least Rs 1000 for traffic violations like driving without helmet/seat belt, […]