Karnataka to announce revised fine rates
- Karnataka deputy chief minister and transport minister, Laxman Sangappa Savadi said that the fine rates under the new act will be revised by 18th of September evening.
- Earlier, chief minister BS Yediyurappa had directed the state transport department to slash fines under the amended Motor Vehicles Act 2019.
- Gujarat has already reduced the fine rates and states like Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Punjab have put the new rules on hold.
- In Gujarat wearing a helmet and set belt will cost Rs 500 instead of Rs 1000 in the new Motor Vehicle Act as well as driving without a valid license will cost Rs 2,000 to bikers and Rs 3,000 to four-wheelers as against Rs 5,000 mentioned in the act.
- "Chief minister BS Yediyurappa today instructed officials to study the Gujarat model of revised traffic fines to implement something similar in Karnataka," the chief minister's office stated in a statement.
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