No New Challan Implementation From Sept 1

No New Challan Implementation From Sept 1

Among many speculations and presumptions on the implementation of the Motor Vehicle Act 2019 from September 1, the Additional Police Commissioner for Traffic Anil Kumar gave a clarification that there is no implementation of new challans being made for now. This news gave a big relief to the Hyderabad commuters as amendments of the Motor Vehicle Act was passed by parliament recently.

The Motor Vehicle Act means - any blunder made while driving and not following traffic rules will cost a huge amount and serve with strict penalties. Right after parliament announced the act, the public headed to the Mee Seva branches to get the driving licences issued and renewals. The youth went on to purchase helmets and to clear pending challans in order to avoid future penalties.

The State Transport Minister Vemula Prashanth Reddy said that the new MV Act will be implemented only after getting the orders from the Transport Department. The reason for the delay is probably because of the ongoing Ganesh Chathurthi and the upcoming Nimarjanam. The cops are currently allocated for the Ganesh festival duty to maintain law and order. However, the implementation is expected after September 12 and one should be aware of penalties that are enhanced in the new MV Act.

The first time offenders will have to face one year jail time or a fine of Rs 5000 and the second time offenders will have two years jail or a fine of Rs 10000. Many other penalties are also being implemented if one disobeys or violates traffic rules.