Odisha: Reinforcement of New Traffic Rules again from December 1

Bhubaneswar: The traffic regulations and collection of fines for violation of norms under amended Motor Vehicles Act-2019 which were relaxed for three months from September to November, will once again be strictly enforced from December 1, said Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera today.

Speaking to media, Behera said, “People’s safety is our main concern. Odisha has already relaxed traffic norms for three months. It will be enforced again from December 1.”

Notably, in view of the large scale resentment among the public over implementation of the provisions of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on September 9 asked the enforcement agencies not to go on overdrive for three months but counsel and handhold the people to facilitate compliance.

The Chief Minister also appealed to the people to get their papers ready by that time.

The Odisha Government has collected more than Rs 1 crore as traffic penalty in two months since the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 in the State.

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