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Maharashtra: Week After Implementing Amended Motor Vehicles Act, Fines Executed Increase

From December 5 to 11, an aggregate of 3,89,428 e-challan was issued to motorists.

Maharashtra: Week After Implementing Amended Motor Vehicles Act, Fines Executed Increase
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A week into the traffic police in the state implementing the revised fines in accordance with the amended Motor Vehicles Act, the number of e-challans given has significantly dropped, but the number of fines given has increased, reports stated.

According to the data attained from the Highway Safety Patrol (HSP), also known as the Maharashtra Highway Traffic Police by the Indian Express from December 5 to 11, an aggregate of 3,89,428 e-challan was issued to motorists.

In this duration of a week, an aggregate of fines executed is together worth INR 15,11,13,100 or Rs 15.11 crore. December 12, onwards, the revised fines were put into action by the traffic police. From the last Sunday till Saturday night, an aggregate e-challans given are 2.49 lakhs. Fines executed from these were collectively worth INR 19.65 crore.

Based on the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) if an individual is found travelling on two-wheelers without a helmet has increased and INR 1,500 for the second and subsequent times. The fine for talking on the mobile phone while driving has also increased from INR 200 to INR 500.

For dangerous (reckless) driving fine was INR 1,000, while it has now been revised to INR 1,000 for two-wheelers and INR 2,000 for other vehicles. The fine for a fancy number plate was INR 1,000, and now the revised penalty is INR 500 for the first time. A fine of INR 1,500 will be imposed for subsequent instances.

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