Gujarat reduces the fines under the New Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, proposed by the Centre
The morning of September 1, 2019 had the motorists and commuters by own transport, wake up to a huge rise in the fines and challans proposed by the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
However, the citizens of Gujarat do not seem to be fazed by it, thanks to the State Government of Gujarat’s decision to not increase any of the fines proposed under this Act. The Chief Mnister Vijay Rupani said the new Act stipulated the maximum suggested range and that his Government’s detailed deliberations helped them in decreasing the fines, as such.
For example, for a motorist riding without a helmet shall be fined about Rs.1000 elsewhere in India, while in Gujarat that same is around Rs.500. In the same way, a person driving a four-wheeler, without a license is to be fined about Rs.5000 as per the Act, whereas the same is Rs.3000 for a four-wheeler and Rs.2000 for a two-wheeler, in Gujarat.