While several cities across the India on Thursday were protesting against the hefty fines for violation of traffic rules, the recent development is bound to give yet another setback to Delhi commuters. The fine for violating the odd-even rule in the national capital has been reportedly raised from Rs 2,000 to Rs 20,000 under the amended Motor Vehicles Act.
Going by the reports, officials said the Centre has recognised driving during the odd-even scheme period as a new category of traffic violation under Section 115 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and fixed a penalty of Rs 20,000 in accordance with sub-section (1) of Section 194.
The odd-even scheme – as part of which vehicles ply alternately on odd and even dates as per the last digit of their registration numbers – will be implemented in Delhi from November 4 and end on November 15 to curb pollution.
The scheme was first implemented in Delhi in January 2016 and the second time in April the same year.