Bengaluru: CM asks transport officials to downwardly revise traffic violation fines


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP) 

Bengaluru, Sep 12: Taking cue from Gujarat government, which has cut down the fines proposed for traffic rule violations by the central government, Karnataka chief minister (CM), B S Yediyurappa, has asked transport department officials to set into motion processes for similar reduction in traffic violation fines here. He has taken note of the resentment expressed by the people of the state in general against the hike in fines. 

If the transport department takes steps to scrutinize and bring down the fines to realistic extent, the vehicle users who are facing the heat of fines will get some relief. The steep hike in fines imposed for traffic violations all over the country has met with strong resistance in general. Auto and motor bike riders in particular, who can hope to reach their destinations on time only by means of violating traffic rules, have been hit hard. 

Union minister for surface transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, has clarified that the aim behind upward enhancement of fine was to compel people to fall in line and to make the traffic more disciplined, and the government was not aiming to increase its revenue from fines. He said that the states are free to bring down fines if they feel that the hike is too steep. Surprisingly, the states where BJP is in power have shown interest in reducing the fines with Gujarat already taking steps to bring down the fines drastically, in some cases slicing down the fines by as high as 90 percent in case of offences like not giving way to ambulances (down from Rs 10,000 to 1,000), vehicle without registration (5,000 to 1,000), and pollution violation (10,000 to 1,000). 

West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, has already said that the revised fine would not be implemented in her state. 

Yediyurappa, who held a meeting of transport officials, pointed out at Gujarat state and asked them to bring down fines. Maharashtra and Goa governments have said that they are actively considering reduction of such fines. Rajasthan too is mulling the desirability of cutting down traffic violation fines. 

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Mr. Yediyurappa - why impose fines at all? Let it be a free for all and devil take the hindmost. Reduce all fines to zero!!! Let there be no penalties for anything. People will support you.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    BJP proposes. BJP disposes.

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  • Nitin, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Will I get refund ?

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  • Meera, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    This man has no brain what so ever.. probably his Lingayat family members are not liking high fine on traffic rule violation .. so our dear CM's benne dhantha heart melted off.. he just wants to impress people for his seat to be stable and for next election.. is he really worried about anyone's life, not really

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    The state government of the same central Government party disobey rules. The decisionakers hardly available in the country.id it act to divert attention of the people fromain issue. The governance is not history telling and it is to face problem set right old and lead in future.All energy waste d for saying last 70 years . In the last 70 years present Govt and the people are also party.prople desire change and fo it. So history people will read you show your efficiency and stop blaming

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    RAAJA HULI i dargaya.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    ಏರಡು ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಮುಂದೆ...ನಂತರ ಒಂದು ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಿಂದೆ...ಆದರೂ ಒಂದು ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಮುಂದೆ ಇದ್ದೇವೆ.....ಹೇಗಿದ್ದರೂ ಲಾಭ.....ಅಲ್ವೇ?😆

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Instead of reducing fine for all introduce the system. I.e. 1st offence old fine, second offence double and third time make it what government is introduced now.
    So that people who commits repeated offence will be punished.

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  • Durgesh Nambiar, Ksaragod

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    All become sensible in power and senseless in Opposition.

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  • Reb, moodbidri

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    You just provide good roads and good facilities....people are ready to pay fines. ( Everyone knows that you cant give us good roads and that is why you have only one way to decreasing the penalty amount...you are now scared on peoples anger...

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Most of these CMs do not want due process of law to run the nation - they want people to be beholden to them. Where is the need for any of the states to tinker with the excellent initiative by Nitin Gadkari? With CMs like this, the nation will stay in the gutter.

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  • RD, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    What a fool...

    Instead of asking people not to commit crimes or mistakes so that there is no room for fines, he is asking to reduce fines so more crimes are committed.

    What a pity our state and country is in? hands of uneducated fools ........

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  • Meera, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Rightly said.. gatti mande buddhi kammi.. this man is the proof to show how incapable he is (or any other politicians in Karnataka).. yeddy has no vision, all these politicians think is I have to be in power, make money ,fame and name.. gowda has conquered Hassan, yeddy has purchased a lot of property in Shimoga, this so their life time goal..
    I agree infrastructure in India is hopeless, but violation of traffic rules is also a major problem.. if you want to reduce anything then please take a look at education institution looting citizens.. Kindergarten is charging 1.5 lakh of fees.. that's a fu***ng joke, it's no extraordinary education that they provide, it's what we learnt as kids nothing special

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  • Brian Nazareth, Koppa/Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Downwardly reducing the fine by the CM is definitely a regressive step. The Elections are definitely a long way off or does he think they could be held next month, and are the violators of Traffic rules considered to be a Vote Bank.
    Now, how about asking the Judiciary to reduce the Jail Terms of Thieves , Murderers, Dacoits, Rapists, and of course Convicted Politicians.
    Tell me with our country's people spread all over the World which country do they disobey the Law, especially where they 'have to reach their destinations on time'{by killing people} has anyone
    heard of it ?
    I suggest a moratorium of 2 months , just as aGrace Period for people to get their Liscence , PUC, Registration and other Documentation in order and thats it. Further tiny tots should be taught Moral, Social, Traffic Rules and Etiquette right from KG onwards to have Law abiding citizens.

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  • kudlada javanye, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    First provide us Clean and proper roads without potholes then we will pay the fines,we need to pay more for petrol and diesel because of potholes which adversely effect smooth flow of traffic and we need to go only in 1 and 2 gears,Even if destination distance is less we need double time because of potholes,suspension and other parts and getting spoilt each day,so many lives are lost ,so many broke their bones because of potholes even after facing these problems and paying extra for these, we need to pay for traffic violance,Whether govt is going to pay for our vehicle damage? No right then y these increase in the fines.politicians vehicle will be repaired from our tax money even diesel will be provided by the govt so they are least bothered about it,

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  • Sameer, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Helmet and seat belt are for passenger's safety. Govt is imposing heavy fines on these two as if they care for passenger's life. If govt is really concerned about our life, they would have developed the roads at first. They have increased the road penalties but where are the roads???

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  • Raghavendra, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    When you increase price or penalty or anything u must maintain that standard to increase it.

    When street lights and roads r damaged how can u claim so much penalty for violation?

    Weder collected money used for development of road, stree lights, CC camera, flyover etc?

    It is not own company to impose heavey penalty and make employees word hard bt this is country everybody needs to think before making such changes. Idea may b good but execution is very poor. I am disappointed ☹️

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Diluting the new traffic fine defeat the purpose of ammended law . The pain of traffic offenders can only be felt by those who lost their loved ones for not respecting road traffic rules . India has a highest deaths on road in the world and that too people at the age of 18 - 35 yrs mostly . Which parents wants to loose their kids ?

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Remember the story? Hen givin golden egg like amithab tells in film Deewar..? Gadkari wants all eggs at once.. but Gujarat bengal wants one at a time... Karnataka? Yeddy is awaiting big boss orders... people take a challenge.. Make sure that u don't pay a rupee in fines meaning follow rules strictly. U will c.within no time they will reduce fines...why? Because Wo yek andaa bi nahi milega.... jago grahak Jago. ..

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  • Vinaya Shenoy, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Introduction of higher fines is absolutely fine.However,i feel instead of reducing it,waiving fines for the first month is better as people will come to terms with the new fines.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    High fines for dangerous driving, false number plates etc reasonable fines for no helmet and seatbelts. Commonwealth games boxing has in fact banned helmets as they cause more brain damage and restrict the field of vision. In US many states helmets are optional for the same reason.

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Underhand income by these corrupt Police dept will be much more than the officially declared income. Within a year Traffic Policemen will become LAKHPATIS at this rate!

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    My neighbour was going to see Lalbag Raja Ganapati with his wife. Fine for not wearing seat belt now is Rs. 5000. His wife wanted a Rs 3000 saree for Ganapati festival. Since he did not give, wife asked him when they reached near road signal, whether he would give saree or else she would remove seat belt. He agreed to give.

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  • hereicome, Abudhabi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Then its like money is more important than life in view of general public. There should not be any reduction due to some people scream. Life need to be disciplined. Not having records for vehicle / not giving side for life saving vehicle is grave mistakes. Everyone is having internet in mobile, can upload documents in DIGILOCKER app and can be shown to cops. It is valid, than photo copies of records which is invalid. Our main aim should be to save life and public can show this much knowledge towards society. when we cruse in 21st century, we can't have a law which as 19th century.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    The Rajasthan government is planning to give free ISI marked helmets with a challan of Rs 1,000 to those who are caught driving without helmets, according to a report by The Times of India.

    So, Rs. 900/= for a good helmet; Rs. 100/= penalty.
    No commission, please!
    Good deal.
    Driving while being Drunk, fine is Rs. 10,000/=
    Breakdown: Rs. 9,000/= for milk and provisions for the family of the person caught.
    Rs. 1,000/= penalty.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore/uae

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Teddy's comments : "Auto and motor bike riders in particular, who can hope to reach their destinations on time only by means of violating traffic rules, have been hit hard."

    And cause for accidents.

    Yeddy please repair the roads in order to have safe and displined driving.

    ......

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  • NN, NN

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    The State should be able to only increase the fine that Central government fixed. What is point in enacting the new law, if the State can bring the fine down to status quo?

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