The Kamrup(Metro) district administration has issued 22 challans amounting to nearly Rs 2 lakh on September 25th, 2019 under the recently implemented Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 for various traffic violations in the city.
With the new rules coming into force, the Motor Vehicle Inspector along with the District Transport Officer(DTO) Bapon Kalita launched a drive in parts of Guwahati on Wednesday to check if the commuters are abiding by the traffic regulations.
According to reports, 2 two-wheeler were fined on spot for not wearing helmet and carrying vehicle documents and cases have been registered against 20 others for several other violations. A school bus driver was imposed with a hefty amount of fine for not carrying necessary documents which comes under violation of the new rules.
On the other hand, the state government while putting all speculations and rumours about gross misuse of the MV Act on cops to end, issued a challan to a police official who was riding his two-wheeler without a helmet.
It may be mentioned that the new MV Act with came into into force on September 1st, 2019 has drawn a massive reaction from all walks of life. The common man has been protesting against the new traffic fines and complaining that the quantum of the penalties is excessive. The commercial vehicle owners and drivers even went on a nationwide strike on September 19th, 2019.