Recently, the details about fine collected after implementation of New Motor Vehicles Act from 1st September 2019, and the extent to which it reduced road accidents was presented in Lok Sabha.
Number of Challans Issued and Amount of Fine Imposed:
Government has informed that for the period from 1st September 2019 to 31st October 2019, total 38.39 lakh challans have been issued across India, which amounts to Rs. 577.40 crore payable fines. Among all states, Uttar Pradesh Ranks 1st with 9.83 lakh challans issued, which amounts to Rs. 201.91 crore payable fines.
Number of Challans Issued and Amount of Fine Imposed in Gujarat:
Uttar Pradesh is followed by Gujarat, where 2.22 lakh challans have been issued, which amounts to Rs. 101.27 crore total fines. Considering the two month period, this amount averages to Rs. 1.66 crore on daily basis. It is to be noted that although fines under New Motor Vehicles Act were implemented across India from 1st November 2019, in Gujarat the implementation started from 15th October 2019, as the State Government felt that the citizens should be given some time to prepare themselves for the new rules. In addition to this, Gujarat State Government also reduced fine amounts stipulated in New Motor Vehicles Act.
Reduction in Number of Road Accidents:
Government informed that the number of road accidents for the period September-October 2019 was 13.7% lower as compared to September-October 2018. Chhattisgarh is the only state, where road accidents rose by 4.1% during this period.
Team Garvi Gujarati