Violators in Ahmedabad alone have not paid penalty amounting to around Rs 60 crore in four years till August this year, according to a study by the students of the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad.
Implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act throws up fresh challenges to the traffic department and motorists. With the Gujarat government relaxing rules, citizens are taking it easy even as traffic police are all out to ensure compliance.
The GoM was set up by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on March 2, 2016 to deliberate and recommend changes in the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules. It submitted its recommendations in a series of interim reports after every meeting.
State Transport Minister RC Faldu told mediapersons after the meeting that all two-wheeler sellers will have to provide ISI-marked helmets free of cost along with bike or scooter to the customer, from Wednesday.