After Gujarat, Karnataka plans to slash traffic violation fines under amended Motor Vehicles Act

  • BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday directed the Karnataka transport department to slash fines under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, as already implemented by Gujarat.

  • The instructions were given at a meeting between the Karnataka chief minister and the state transport department officials.

  • The traffic department will take a decision on the rate of fine cut after studying how Gujarat did it.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday directed the state transport department to slash fines under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, as already implemented by another BJP-ruled state, Gujarat.

"Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today (Wednesday) instructed officials to study the Gujarat model of revised traffic fines to implement something similar in Karnataka," the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement.

The instructions were given at a meeting with transport department officials. The traffic department will take a decision on the rate of fine cut after studying how Gujarat did it.

On Tuesday, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani announced the revised fines for traffic violations.

Gujarat has reduced the fines for not wearing a helmet, and seat belt to Rs 500 as against the prescribed amount of Rs 1000 in the new Motor Vehicle Act. Driving without a valid license will cost Rs 2,000 to bikers and Rs 3,000 to four-wheeler drivers as against Rs 5000 mentioned in the Act, in Gujarat.

Updated Date: Sep 11, 2019 23:43:49 IST