Delhi Traffic Police Issues Nearly 3,900 Challans On First Day After New Motor Vehicle Act

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 September 2019, 08:17 PM
Delhi Traffic Police issues nearly 3,900 challans on first day after new Motor Vehicle Act (file photo)
Delhi Traffic Police issues nearly 3,900 challans on first day after new Motor Vehicle Act (file photo)

Delhi Traffic Police on Sunday issued nearly 3,900 challans to traffic rule violators on the first day of the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act.

The Parliament in July passed the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which seeks to tighten road traffic regulations such as the issuance of driving licence and imposed stricter penalties for violations in an attempt to improve road safety.

The Delhi government will hold consultations with stakeholders, including traffic police, before issuing compounding notification with regard to implementation of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, Transport minister Kailash Gahlot said.

“Since heavy penalties have been prescribed under the Act after a gap of many years, the compounding notification will be issued with serious consultation with traffic police and other stake holders,” Gahlot said in a statement.

Section 200 of MV Act authorizes the Delhi government to issue a gazette notification for compounding of certain offences, indicating as to who will be the person who can compound the offence.

Under the new law, the penalties which are being charged from September 1, 2019 are as follows:

General (177)

Rs 100

Rs 500

Rules of road regulation violation (new 177A)

Rs. 100

Rs 500

Travelling without a ticket (178)

Rs 200

Rs 500

Disobedience of orders of authorities (179)

Rs 500

Rs 2000

Unauthorized use of vehicles without licence (180)

Rs 1000

Rs 5000

Driving without licence (181)

Rs 500

Rs 5000

Driving without qualification (182)

Rs 500

Rs 10,000

Oversized vehicles (182B)

New

Rs 5000

Over speeding (183)

Rs 400

Rs 1000 for LMV, Rs 2000 for Medium Passenger Vehicle

Dangerous driving penalty (184)

Rs. 1,000

Upto Rs 5000

Drunken driving (185)

Rs 2000

Rs 10,000

Speeding/ Racing (189)

Rs 500

Rs 5,000

Vehicle without permit (192A)

Upto Rs 5000

Upto Rs 10,000

Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions) (193)

New

Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000

Overloading (194)

Rs 2,000, and Rs 1,000 per extra tonne

Rs 20,000, and Rs 2,000 per extra tonne

Overloading of Passengers (194A)

N.A.

Rs 1000 per extra passenger

Seat Belt (194 B)

Rs 100

Rs 1,000

Overloading of two-wheelers (194 C)

Rs 100

Rs 2,000 , Disqualification of licence for 3 months

Not providing way for emergency vehicles (194E)

New

Rs 10,000

Driving without insuarance (196)

Rs 1,000

Rs 2,000

Offences by Juveniles (199)

New

Guardian/ Owner shall be deemed guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 years imprisonment. Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled.

Power of officers to impound documents (206)

N.A.

Suspension of driving licence under sections 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E,

Offences committed by enforcing authorities (210B)

N.A.

Twice the penalty under the relevant section

Other rules:

  • An Aadhaar card would become mandatory to procure a driving licence or vehicle registration.
  • Citizens who help a person injured in an accident won't be liable to face any civil or criminal action for any injury to or death of an accident victim caused due to their negligence in providing assistance to the victim.
  • The cap on liabilities on third party insurance will be removed completely. Earlier, the compensation was capped at Rs 10 lakh for death and Rs 5 lakh for injuries.
  • The compensation for hit-and-run cases will be increased to Rs 2 lakh in the case of a death and Rs 50,000 over injuries. The government also plans to make treatment during the golden hour cashless.
First Published: Monday, September 02, 2019 08:17 PM
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