Now 250 without helmet and for not having documents, one and a half thousand rupees will have to be fined


Bhopal . Preparations are underway to reduce the fine (compounding) fee in traffic-related offenses in Madhya Pradesh. In future, the government can collect a fine of Rs 250 from two wheeler drivers caught without a helmet and one and a half thousand rupees for not having the documents of the vehicle. This has been discussed in the meeting of the Council of Ministers sub-committee held on Tuesday in Mantralaya. The committee has been constituted to determine the mitigation fee. At present, there is a provision for a fine of five hundred rupees for being caught without a helmet and three thousand rupees for not having documents. The Supreme Court had directed the government to reduce the mitigation fee. In the meeting held on Tuesday, according to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Road and Transport, Government of India, the determination of mitigation fee in the state was discussed. Apart from these, the sub-committee also considered the provisions of mitigation fee, norms and punishment for the offenses mentioned in various sections of the Motor Vehicles Act regarding traffic and road safety. Sources reveal that the committee has made up its mind to halve the mitigation fee in almost all traffic-related offences. On the basis of the recommendations of this meeting of the sub-committee, the Transport Department will submit a proposal to the Council of Ministers, which will be implemented after the approval of the Council of Ministers. Revenue and Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput, Public Works and Village Industries, Cottage Minister Gopal Bhargava, Cooperation and Public Service Management Minister Arvind Bhadauria and Transport Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Jha were present in the meeting.