Cabinet apprised of amendments in Motor Vehicles Act
The new Motor Vehicles Act with stricter penalties for violation of traffic laws has come into force Pan-India from September 1, 2019.
Rs 14,000-crore state support plan to strengthen road safety
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Centre asks states to enforce amended MV Act citing attorney general's opinion
The road transport and highways ministry had notified the law ...
States can't lower prescribed traffic fines: Law Ministry
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways sought legal opinion from the Ministry of Law and Justice, after one of the states had notified the fines for certain compoundable offences below that prescribed by the Act.
Taxi policy guidelines: Cab surge pricing could be capped at thrice the base fare
Surge pricing will likely be restricted to certain times of the day and the total number of hours or rides when it is applicable may be limited, a government official aware of the development told ET. “On the issue of surge pricing, it is likely to be capped at thrice the base price but it has to be decided at what hours of the day it will apply,” the official said.
Fines of Rs 577 crore in 18 states post-Motor Vehicle Act
The details of challans and fines were revealed by the road transport ministry in a reply to a question in Lok Sabha this week. The number of challans issued and the total fine were compiled based on the information available in the central government’s Vahan and Saarthi database. In his reply, Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari said.
Regulation for vintage vehicles soon; number plates to display 'VA'
In a respite for enthusiasts and collectors of vintage cars, classic vehicles of more than 50 years of age may flash special number plates and enjoy exemption from scrappage once the regulation for these vehicles are formalised.
Challans worth Rs 577 cr issued since Sept 1
As per information available in the database of the National Informatics Centre (NIC), 38,39,406 traffic challans in 18 states were issued since September 1. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 made with the intention of disciplining road users resulted in increase of traffic penalties by several times.
Over 38 lakh traffic violation cases booked in last 2 months, Nitin Gadkari informs the Parliament
As per information available in the database of National Informatics Centre (NIC), 38,39,406 traffic challans in 18 states were issued since September 1, when certain provisions of the new motor vehicles act came into effect. The total Challans have been booked for Rs 5,77,51,79,895 crore, Union minister Nitin Gadkari informed the Parliament.
Rs 577-crore challans issued so far since rollout of new Motor Vehicles Act: Govt
Tamil Nadu saw the highest number of challans at 14,13,996, While the least number of challans were recorded in Goa at 58. The government recently said it has no information about any state not implementing the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019. However, some states have reduced penalties in accordance with the powers granted to them under the Act.
Roads to be Audited to identify Black Spots, assess cause of accidents: Nitin Gadkari
Road accidents in India claimed over 1.5 lakh lives in 2018, a recent report by the transport ministry revealed. India ranks 1st in the number of road accident deaths across the 199 countries reported in the World Road Statistics, 2018, followed by China and the US. As per WHO, India accounts for almost 11% of the accident related deaths in the world.
FASTag to be mandatory from December 15: All you need to know about it
According to BullEye Technologies, the transition to 100 per cent FASTag-based toll collection on national highways from 1st December could save up to Rs 12,000 crore worth of fuel and man-hours in India.
Ola, Uber fees may be capped at 10% of total fare
This is the first time govt wants to regulate commission collected by such cos, which currently stands at 20%.
Penalties under Motor Vehicles Act reduced in Karnataka
Fines have been slashed for various violations.
State govts apprised on amendments needed in IPC, CPC: Reddy
The Centre has written to all state governments on amendments needed in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Civil Procedure Code (CPC) to implement the amended Motor Vehicles Act
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