Under the Nirbhaya scheme for women's safety, the Central government has made vehicle location tracking system mandatory for public transport vehicles and goods vehicles to enhance security of women and children while travelling in public transport.
The decision of going completely online was taken by the Commerce and Transport Department of the Government of Odisha in a bid to infuse more transparency in the process, said Minister Behera.
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Whether it is delay in getting a driving license or case of wrong challan, commuters can now flag their concerns and even register complaints through Odisha State Transport Department’s Helpline number. Transport Secretary G Srinivas on Saturday informed that the department has received feedback regarding numerous problems faced by public in order to comply […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure safe and passenger-friendly travel for women commuters in buses in the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, the authorities have decided to soon implement strict regulations and levy penalties against male passengers who occupy ladies’ seats. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting between top officials 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 […]