Odisha collected Rs 1cr fine after new MV Act: Min

Bhubaneswar: After implementation of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, the Odisha Government collected fine of over Rs 1 crore between September 1 and November 1 for traffic violation.

Replying to a question in the Odisha Assembly on the second day of Winter Session today, Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera informed that a whopping of Rs 1,05,34,760 has been collected as fine from traffic violators after implementation of the new MV Act on September 1 till November 1. Of the total, highest penalty of Rs 46,00,850 was collected from 5,317 persons for driving without driving license (DL).

Besides, Rs 13,79,700 was collected from 2,111 persons for driving without insurance and Rs 38,16,110 from 1,177 vehicle owners for not having pollution certificates, he added. This apart, 490 people were penalized for drunken driving and Rs 7,38,100 was collected as fine, the Minister added.

It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha which implemented the new MV Act on September 1 collected the highest amount of fine amounting to Rs 88.90 lakh in just four days . As per reports, the  Motor Vehicles Department issued a total of 4,080 challans against traffic violators collecting Rs 88.90 lakh as fine during the period.  After Odisha, the Haryana Government collected second highest fine amount of Rs 52.32 lakh by issuing 3,900 challans against traffic violators.

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