The Kamrup Metro District Transport Office (DTO) has conducted a meeting on Monday to aware the people regarding the new Motor Vehicle Act, 2019 that has been implemented with effect from September 1.
The meeting was attended by renowned people representing the citizens, different organizations related with the transport sector and officials of DTO.
It was decided in the meeting that the DTO will organize programmes in order to aware the people regarding the new motor vehicle act.
It may be mentioned that, according to the new Motor Vehicle Act, drunk driving will have to pay a hefty fine of Rs. 10,000 which was earlier Rs. 2000. Moreover, the person who will ride without wearing helmet will now have to pay Rs. 1000 instead of Rs. 200.
Driving without seat belt will have to pay Rs. 1000 which was earlier Rs. 300. People who will drive a car by talking in mobile phone will have to pay a fine of Rs. 5000 instead of Rs. 100.
Driving without license will charge Rs. 5000 instead of Rs. 500 and pillion riders will have to pay Rs. 1000 which was earlier Rs. 100.
The DTO officials further said that driving without insurance will lead to a fine of Rs. 2000 instead of Rs. 1000 and that if a person cross the speed-limit then they will have to pay Rs. 2,000 instead of Rs. 400.
If one will violate the traffic rule, then they will have to pay a fine of Rs. 5000 instead of Rs. 500. The commercial vehicles which will carry additional load will have to pay Rs. 2,000 which was earlier Rs. 1000. If a person does rash driving with a risk, they will have to pay fine of Rs. 5,000.
The DTO further informed that if the people won’t clear the road for ambulance, a fine of Rs. 10,000 will have to be paid.
It was further stated by the DTO officials that although the minors violate the traffic rules, they don’t have to pay any fine but now onwards, they will have to pay fine of Rs. 25,000 and the license will be cancelled for 1 year and also they might have to face 3 years jail term.
The DTO also stated that no minors will get the license until and unless they attained the age of 25 years.