Odisha mulling to reduce fine amount for traffic rule violation

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government might reduce fine amount for violation of traffic rules as done by its Gujarat counterpart, hinted Transport Department Secretary G. Srinivas today.

“We are observing the moves of other states over the MV Act. Discussions and consultations are underway to take a decision regarding reduction of the fine amount in the state,” said Srinivas here.

The official, who visited the RTO-I here to take stock of steps undertaken for fast processing of vehicle-related documents of applicants, said more counters will be opened at RTOs to expedite the process.

He advised people to obtain/update documents of their vehicles within three months. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had asked the enforcement agencies not to go on overdrive but counsel and handhold the people to facilitate compliance. The Chief Minister’s Office said this process will continue over next three months so that adequate time is available to the public to ensure compliance.

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