Anyone Blocking Ambulance On The Road Will Now Be Fined Rs 10,000
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill proposed earlier has now been passed by the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As per the amendments, the new bill will imply a hefty fine on traffic defaulters. One of the notable changes to the Motor Vehicle Act includes a penalty of Rs 10,000 to those who do not give way to an ambulance on the road.
The much sought reform in the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 will bring a similar fine on those driving with a suspended license, a new report citing a government official mentions. Such penalties will range across offences like drunken driving, dangerous driving, over-speeding and overloading. Aggregators violating driving licences can further be fined up to Rs 1 lakh under the new bill.
Assessed by the Standing Committee of Parliament, the proposals were earlier put forward by transport ministers from 18 Indian states. It was earlier passed in Lok Sabha and awaited approval in Rajya Sabha till today. Here are some of the fines to be imposed upon traffic rules violation as per the bill: