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Passenger vehicle sales in India dip 13 per cent in December: SIAM

  • As per the latest data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), two-wheeler sales also fell 11 per cent to 10,06,062 units, compared to 11,27,917 vehicles in December 2020.
In October-December period of this fiscal year, passenger vehicle sales declined 15 per cent to 7,61,124 units from 8,97,908 units in the year-ago period.
In October-December period of this fiscal year, passenger vehicle sales declined 15 per cent to 7,61,124 units from 8,97,908 units in the year-ago period.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 04:13 PM IST
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605 challaned in 11 days for stopping vehicles illegally on busy roads in Chandigarh

Of 605 challans issued for stopping illegally on these roads, 80% have been against cabbies and auto-rickshaw drivers
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Updated on Feb 12, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRajanbir Singh

Odisha man lets minor boy ride his bike, fined Rs 26,000

The official said the boy was nabbed during a regular checking while he was riding the motorbike without a helmet.
Upon enquiry, it was found that the boy also did not have a driving license and was riding the motorbike of another person.(Sakib Ali/HT file photo for representation)
Upon enquiry, it was found that the boy also did not have a driving license and was riding the motorbike of another person.(Sakib Ali/HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 05:53 PM IST
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Cops issue 13,000 challan to man with bike worth 10,000 in Ludhiana

A man who had bought a second-hand motorcycle for ₹10,000 has been issued a challan of ₹13,000 for riding without helmet, using mobile while riding and neither possessing a driver’s licence nor a pollution certificate. The software for payment of challans was updated with the new penalty for traffic rules violation at the regional transport office on Thursday.
Mohammad Raees shows his challan copy in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Mohammad Raees shows his challan copy in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 26, 2019 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByAmarpal Singh, Ludhiana

Odisha human rights body questions govt’s relaxation on MV Act

Expressing concern over the public resentment over strict enforcement of the provisions of the amended MV Act, Patnaik had given a three months’ breather to motorists so as to enable them get all their vehicle documents ready.
In their order, OHRC chairperson BK Das and member secretary Asim Amitabh Das said some people are bent upon not to abide by law and are obstructing officials from discharging the duties.(HT image)
In their order, OHRC chairperson BK Das and member secretary Asim Amitabh Das said some people are bent upon not to abide by law and are obstructing officials from discharging the duties.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 08:58 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Delhi-NCR transport strike today: All you need to know in 10 points

Commuters are likely to face problems as public transport would be off the roads on Thursday. The strike comes days after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the new law has improved traffic situation on Delhi roads.
Transport associations in Delhi and Noida have called for a strike to protest against the hefty penalties for road traffic violations.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Transport associations in Delhi and Noida have called for a strike to protest against the hefty penalties for road traffic violations.(Yogesh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 03:51 AM IST
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Many schools in Delhi to remain closed on Thursday due to transport strike

Many parents received messages from their children’s schools informing them that educational institutes will be closed on Thursday.
Exams scheduled for Thursday have been postponed to Saturday at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya.(HT image)
Exams scheduled for Thursday have been postponed to Saturday at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 12:25 AM IST
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Seminar on traffic rules at Nav Bal Niketan school in Chandigarh

The seminar was conducted by traffic marshals; Wing Commander CS Grewal (retd) and Uma Mahajan.
Children with their favourite toys.(HT)
Children with their favourite toys.(HT)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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Since Sept 1, virtual courts received 42,503 traffic fine cases

The fines, which also include those for both compoundable and non-compoundable offences, were received by the recently inaugurated virtual courts, where an offender can pay the fine without physically visiting the court.
According to a senior court official, all fines are reaching the court because the Delhi government is yet to decide on compoundable and non-compoundable offences and issue a notification listing offences under both categories.(HT image)
According to a senior court official, all fines are reaching the court because the Delhi government is yet to decide on compoundable and non-compoundable offences and issue a notification listing offences under both categories.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 03:32 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Karnataka to follow Gujarat order, to slash traffic violation fines

The BJP-ruled Gujarat government had announced a drastic cut even as the Centre was justifying the steep fine amounts under the amended MV Act.
Traffic police persons realising fine under imposition of new amendment in motor vehicle act 2019 to a traffic rule violator at Karamtoli chowk in Ranchi, India, on Friday, September 6, 2019. Image for representation purpose.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Traffic police persons realising fine under imposition of new amendment in motor vehicle act 2019 to a traffic rule violator at Karamtoli chowk in Ranchi, India, on Friday, September 6, 2019. Image for representation purpose.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 08:09 AM IST
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Have discretion to ease fines but not mulling to dilute them: Kailash Gahlot

Delhi is yet to notify these rates because of which all challans being issued are currently court challans, i.e., they can only be settled in courts.
The compounding amount for the 34 offences can either be 100% of the penalty under the Act or it less than that, he said.(HT image)
The compounding amount for the 34 offences can either be 100% of the penalty under the Act or it less than that, he said.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 06:49 AM IST
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Delhi bus depots opened for pollution checks as applications triple

Under the new law, driving without a PUC (pollution under control) certificate or with an expired certificate invites a penalty of 10,000. Earlier, the fine amount was 1,000.
The minister said the transport department has also increased the server capacity because of which it can now accept around 6,000 applications online in an hour instead of 3,200 applications that were being taken until 1pm on Wednesday.(HT image)
The minister said the transport department has also increased the server capacity because of which it can now accept around 6,000 applications online in an hour instead of 3,200 applications that were being taken until 1pm on Wednesday.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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Shiv Sena opposes penalties: ‘Can poor people pay steep traffic fines?’

The Sena, in an editorial in its party mouthpiece Saamana, questioned whether the hefty fines would be “affordable” for people.
The Shiv Sena on Saturday expressed opposition to steep fines imposed on traffic violators after the amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act. (Photo Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
The Shiv Sena on Saturday expressed opposition to steep fines imposed on traffic violators after the amendment in the Motor Vehicles Act. (Photo Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 12:22 AM IST
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After MV ACT, Odisha pollution norm eased for 30 days

Transport secretary G Sreenivas said issuance of the certificates through offline mode will be allowed till September 30.
Under the new legislation, the violation of PUC (pollution under control) norm invites a penalty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 as against the previous rate of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,000 on the first violation and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 for the second one.(HT image)
Under the new legislation, the violation of PUC (pollution under control) norm invites a penalty of 10,000 as against the previous rate of 1,000 on the first violation and 2,000 for the second one.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Helmet exemption to Sikh women: Chandigarh turns to Centre for clarity

In view of amendments in the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, the UT administration will be seeking clarification from the central government regarding exemption to Sikh women from wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers. Under a 2018 notification of the UT administration, Sikh women were exempted from wearing helmets, even if they didn’t wear a turban.
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Updated on Sep 06, 2019 01:50 AM IST
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Hindistan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

In a first, Punjab cop fined 10,000 for using mobile phone while driving in Chandigarh

A Twitter user posted this image of the cop violating traffic rules.(HT photo)
A Twitter user posted this image of the cop violating traffic rules.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 01:55 AM IST
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HT Correspondent | By, Chandigarh

New Motor Vehicles Act comes into force, ...but ‘concession’ for traffic offenders in Uttar Pradesh to continue

Though the amended MV Act, providing for enhanced (hefty) fines and penalties, came into effect across the country from Sunday, but in UP, like in many other states, people can continue to get their offences compounded out-of-court on the spot on the old rates prescribed by the UP government in June this year.
Traffic police apprehend persons for traffic rules violations in Ghaziabad on Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
Traffic police apprehend persons for traffic rules violations in Ghaziabad on Sunday.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:45 AM IST
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New law will make drivers pay through their nose for ‘one for the road’

The Motor Vehicles bill piloted by the road and transport minister Nitin Gadkari raises “penalty regarding motor vehicles by 10 % every year” in the hope that higher penalties will act as a deterrent against traffic violations like juvenile driving, drunken driving, driving without licence, dangerous driving, over-speeding, overloading etc.
Penalties for traffic violations hadn’t been raised since 1988 when fine for general offences such as red-light jumping was fixed at 100 rupees and was hardly a deterrent.(Shivam Saxena/ HT Photo)
Penalties for traffic violations hadn’t been raised since 1988 when fine for general offences such as red-light jumping was fixed at 100 rupees and was hardly a deterrent.(Shivam Saxena/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 07:05 AM IST
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Parliament highlights: Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen anti-terror agency NIA

Even after facing division while voting, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill 2019 as Home Minister Amit Shah sought a vote on the legislation.The bill had been passed with 278 members voting in its favour and six against it, speaker Om Birla said. The Bill seeks to amend the NIA Act, 2008. It also seeks to strengthen the powers of NIA in cases involving explosives and the responsibility in cases of human trafficking will be given to the investigation agency.Highlights:

Dense clouds covers the capital's skyline, at the Parliament House, in New Delhi, India.(HT Photo)
Dense clouds covers the capital's skyline, at the Parliament House, in New Delhi, India.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 09:41 PM IST
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Biker, pillion rider die after being hit by trailer on Thane-Belapur road

The trailer driver, who fled the spot after the incident, has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act
Published on Jul 06, 2019 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Navi Mumbai

Two dead, three hurt as car hits tree on Mumbai-Pune highway

Pravin Gaikwad, who was driving, has been booked under sections of the IPC and MV Act.
All five in the car were taken to the hospital, but two succumbed to their injuries.(Representational photo)
All five in the car were taken to the hospital, but two succumbed to their injuries.(Representational photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Navi Mumbai

Slap fine of 50 per hour for vehicles abandoned on roadside, Bombay high court tells police

The bench was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Tekchand Khanchandani, complaining of traffic snarls and encroachment of footpaths in Goregaon and Jogeshwari.
Government authorities are also empowered to levy and recover towing charges if such vehicles are removed by any governmental agency, such as the traffic police.(HT file)
Government authorities are also empowered to levy and recover towing charges if such vehicles are removed by any governmental agency, such as the traffic police.(HT file)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

Plea against illegal driving schools in Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the Delhi government’s response on a plea by the All Delhi Motor Driving Training School Association seeking action against unauthorised and unregistered motor training institutes.
Motor driving school vehicle in Bhopal, India, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.(HT File Photo)
Motor driving school vehicle in Bhopal, India, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 03:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka, New Delhi

Govt may pass anti-corruption, motors vehicles bills this Budget session

Senior leaders involved in the strategy indicated that they might even try to push the Prevention of Corruption Amendment Bill and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) bill even amid din.
Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Opposition members protest during the ongoing budget session of Parliament in Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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