Bengaluru: Government mulling to hike traffic violation fines further

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Feb 13: It has transpired that the state government is actively considering a proposal to further enhance fines relating to traffic rule violations.

Speaking to media persons on the issue, deputy chief minister (DCM) Laxman Savadi, said that the central government has already formulated rules regarding imposing of fines on those who violate road rules. "We have discussed this issue in the previous budget session. We are thinking in terms of implementing the said law in the state. At the same time, programmes to create awareness among the road users will be continued to be held. Our efforts will be to bring down the number of accidents and crimes by steeply affecting hike in fines payable," he stated.

DCM Laxman Savadi

Giving information about electric buses, Savadi said that several companies are in talks with the government on this issue. They have been discussing about investment in buses and maintaining them. The companies are agreeable to share 40 percent of profits with the government. We will study the proposals and then take a decision. We are planning to add a fleet of 1,200 buses to Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation," he said.

Talking about the vehicle registration tax, he said that as against the target of Rs 7,000 crore, the government got only Rs 1,200 crore this time. He noted that the registration of vehicles during October and December nosedived. He said that the government finds maintenance of Volvo buses to be costly, and hence it prefers to get Leyland and Tata buses in their place.




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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    I read with great interest the decision of The Government regarding mulling to hike traffic violation fines further. What is more important is to EDUCATE THE DRIVING PUBLIC to drive correctly. As the slogan goes DRIVE SAFE AND SAVE LIVES. The traffic violators should be compelled to go through a course on SAFE DRIVING to be organizes by the Government. This is what is being done in foreign countries and the theme works

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    First provide satisfactory roads, remove half of the tolls at least and then talk about fines. Habba.......somarigalu!!!

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Besides giving good pothole-less roads implement traffic rules with existing fines-penalty in an efficient manner.

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    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    If we see road below Thokkottu flyover one gets the impression that we have no political leaders alive and active representing the masses. Absolutely irresponsible and insane to see the road in pathetic state. Why the motorists don't impose fine on the ministry, instead of ministry increasing the fine to motorists?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    First give us Good Roads ...

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    Economists who foresee effect of the law and draft model laws and rules, impose fines to take deterrent action against the offenders.
    For them, fines never meant for generating income. Taxes are meant to generate Income.
    Nowadays, law makers seems are totally confused. They don't seems give importance to Economists and their advice, but levy penalties to generate revenues!

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  • Irfan, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 13 2020

    How about increasing quality of roads to minimize accidents? Stoping Animals to roam around freely on the roads? who is responsible for that?
    Can Government penalize owner of the animals? that causing more accidents specially for two wheelers.

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