The Noida traffic police issued 1,329 challans, while the Delhi Police issued 3,900 challans to traffic rule violators on the first day of the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act, which came into effect on Sunday, officials said, news agency PTI reported.
The maximum cases pertained to parking in unauthorised areas—287 on Monday, and 293 on Sunday, according to official data.
As many as 334 riders were challaned on Monday for not wearing helmets, up from 237 on Sunday, while those not wearing seatbelts were 151 on Sunday and 210 on Monday,it stated. Scores were also penalised for other violations like triple riding, pollution, tampered number plates, using pressure horns, and talking on mobile phone while riding/driving.
According to Noida Traffic Police, the challan figures for the first two days would go further further when it would include account of those vehicles challaned on the expressways.
“We have issued 3,900 challans, including 45 for drink and drive, 557 for dangerous driving, 42 for over speeding, 207 for red light jump, 195 for seat belt, 28 for triple ridding and 336 for helmet,” said N S Bundela, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Delhi.
Parliament had in July passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which seeks to tighten road traffic regulations such as the issuance of driving licence and imposes stricter penalties for violations in an attempt to improve road safety.
Higher traffic penalties have came into effect across the country from September 1 under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
Driving without a seat-belt now draws a fine of ₹1,000, up from ₹100 earlier, whole use of mobile while driving can cost between ₹1,000 and 5,000.
Fine amount on all sorts of violations have gone up drastically.