Drivers travelling in commercial vehicles will require to give a fine of Rs 2,000 if caught wearing a lungi, vest. The penalty has been in existence for decades but never enforced.
The drivers will need to wear full-length pants paired with shirts/tees and wear shoes while driving heavy vehicles.
Poornendu Singh, ASP (Traffic), Lucknow, told a daily that the dress code was part of the MV Act since 1939 and when the act was amended in 1989, a penalty of Rs 500 was introduced for violation of the same. “Now, a fine of Rs 2,000 will be imposed for dress code violation under Section 179 of the MV Act, 2019,” Singh was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
Some new provisions proposed in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019:
Bill proposes Rs 10,000 fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles.
Guardian/owner shall be deemed to be guilty of offences by juveniles. Guardian will have to pay a fine of Rs 25,000 and may face three-year imprisonment. Juvenile will be tried under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, July 31 passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill aims to enforce stricter penalties for road traffic violations. It was earlier passed in the 16th Lok Sabha but lapsed after it failed the Rajya Sabha test.