New traffic rules have come into effect in Delhi from 1st September. You will have to pay almost 5 to 20 times more fine than before. If found violating the traffic rules, the traffic policemen will impose Challan or Penalty, but in case you are not able to pay fine on the spot, you will have to go to court to pay the Fine. The Delhi Traffic Police has made full preparations to implement the new rules.
Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari has said government’s intention was not to impose heavy penalties on people but to bring road discipline for preventing loss of lives through accidents.
People are not aware of New Rules: According to Delhi Traffic Police officials, a large number of people still do not know about it. Drivers will be made aware of the new rules when there is a protest from rule breakers.
Also Read Challan for Odd Even in Delhi
|Old Challan/ Penalty||New Challan/ Penalty|
|Offence||₹ 100||₹ 500|
|Rules of road regulation violation||₹ 100||₹ 500|
|Travel without ticket||₹ 200||₹ 500|
|Disobedience of orders of authorities||₹ 500||₹ 2,000|
|Unauthorized use of vehicles without licence||₹ 1,000||₹ 5,000|
|Driving without licence||₹ 500||₹ 5000|
|Driving despite disqualification||₹ 500||₹ 10,000|
|Oversize vehicles||New||Rs 5,000|
|Over speeding||₹ 400||₹ 1,000 for LMV|
|₹ 2,000 for Medium passenger vehicle|
|Dangerous driving penalty||₹ 1,000||Up to ₹ 5,000|
|Drunken driving||₹ 2,000||₹ 10,000|
|Speeding / Racing||₹ 500||₹ 5,000|
|Vehicle without permit||up to ₹ 5,000||Up to ₹ 10,000|
|Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)||New||₹ 25,000 to|
|Overloading||₹ 2,000 and||₹ 20,000 and|
|₹ 1,000 per extra ton||₹ 2,000 per extra ton|
|Overloading of passengers||₹ 1,000 per extra passenger|
|Seat belt||₹ 100||₹ 1,000|
|Overloading of two wheelers||₹ 100||₹ 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence|
|Helmets||₹ 100||₹ 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence|
|Not providing way for emergency vehicles||New||₹ 10,000|
|Driving Without Insurance||₹ 1,000||₹ 2,000|
|Offences by Juveniles||New||Guardian / owner shall be deemed to be guilty. ₹ 25,000 with 3 yrs imprisonment. For Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled|
Here is the Complete list of New Challan Rates
Delhi Traffic Police Special Commissioner said that the traffic police is fully prepared. The new rules will help in restoring traffic on the road. People will also avoid repeating the mistake a second time due to the increase in the fine.
Changes in rules The Motor Vehicle Act 2019 came into force from 1st September. In which the amount of Challan has been increased so much that if you are caught violating traffic rules once by mistake, then you will be alerted before making a mistake next time and most probably remember the Challan deducted on it. Read below in detail how much Challan amount was increased for violation of the rules.
Challan of 500 to 1500 rupees for not wearing helmet
After the change in motor vehicle act, now the Challans are going to be more costlier on your pocket if you do not follow the traffic rules. Earlier the penalty for not wearing the Helmet was Rs 100 to 300, which has now been increased to Rs 500 to 1,500. Triple riding would now be fined at Rs 500 instead of the Rs 100 earlier.
Pollution Challan is now of Rs 10,000
There was a penalty of 1,000 rupees for the certificate of Pollution, which has now been increased to 10,000 rupees. Long ques can now be seen at various Petrol Pumps for obtaining Vehicle Fitness Certificate. The Bill mandates automated fitness testing for vehicles. This would reduce corruption in the transport department while improving the road worthiness of the vehicle. Penalty has been provided for deliberate violation of safety/environmental regulations as well as body builders and spare part suppliers. The process for testing and certification for automobiles is proposed to be regulated more effectively. The testing agencies issuing automobile approvals have been brought under the ambit of the Act and standards will be set for motor vehicle testing institutes.The Bill also provides for compulsory recall of defective vehicles and power to examine irregularities of vehicle companies.
Challan of 1000 to 5000 rupees on over speeding
Earlier, a Fine of Rs 1,000 was deducted at over speeding, which has now been increased from Rs 1,000 to 2,000. Dangerous driving was earlier fined Rs 1000, which has now been reduced from 1,,000 to 5000. The earlier fine for using a mobile phone while driving was Rs 1,000, which has now been increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000.
Up to 5000 fine for driving in the wrong direction
There was a penalty of 1100 rupees for driving the side side car, which has now been increased to 5,000. The first fine for driving drunk was Rs 2000, which has now been increased to Rs 10,000. Earlier penalty for jumping red light was earlier Rs 100, which has now been increased from Rs 1,000 to 5,000 when caught for the first time, Rs 2,000 to Rs 10,000 when caught for the second time.
Rupees 10 thousand fine for not giving way to emergency vehicles
Earlier the penalty for not imposing seat belt was Rs 100, which has now been increased to Rs 1,000. A new challan has been included in the Motor Vehicles Act, which carries a fine of 10,000 rupees for not giving way to emergency vehicles. Emergency vehicles include ambulances, fire brigades and other emergency vehicles.
New Rules for Taxi aggregators like Ola, Uber
The Bill defines aggregators as digital intermediaries or market places which can be used by passengers to connect with a driver for transportation purposes (taxi services like like Meru, Ola and Uber etc). The Bill provides guidelines for Aggregators. At present there are no rules in many states for regulating aggregators, taxis etc.
The driving training process has been strengthened enabling faster issuance of driving licenses. This will help in reducing the shortage of commercial drivers in the country. More and more drivers training schools and vehicle fitness centers will be opened. To facilitate transport solutions for Divyang, the bottlenecks have been removed in respect of grant of driving licenses as well as alterations in the vehicles to make it fit for their use.
Providing Online Driving License
The Bill provides for online Learners Licence with mandatory online identity verification Driving test will be computerized to avoid fake D.L. The Bill will bring transparency in RTO offices. Commercial licenses will be valid upto five instead of three years. Application for renewal can be made one year prior to or after licence lapses. Driver Training Schools will be opened so that more efficient drivers may be available.
Third Party Insurance
The Bill has included the driver’s attendant in 3rd Party insurance. re will be no cap on liability of insurers. There will be a 10 time increase in insurance compensation, from Rs 50, 000 to Rs 5 lakh. Claim process has been simplified. Insurance firms have to pay claims within a month, if the victim’s family agree to accept Rs 5 lakh compensation. The Bill also increases the minimum compensation for hit and run cases from Rs 25,000 to two lakh rupees in case of death, and from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000 in case of grievous injury.
Recall of Vehicles
The Bill allows the central government to order for recall of motor vehicles if a defect in the vehicle may cause damage to the environment, or the driver, or other road users. The manufacturer of the recalled vehicle will be required to: (i) reimburse the buyers for the full cost of the vehicle, or (ii) replace the defective vehicle with another vehicle with similar or better specifications.
Process of Vehicle Registration
To improve the registration process for new vehicles, registration at the end of the dealer is being enabled and restrictions have been imposed on temporary registration. The Minister has however said that state transport departments can inspect the vehicles at dealers end. To bring harmony of the registration and licensing process, it is proposed to create National Register for Driving Licence and National Register for Vehicle registration through “Vahan” & “Sarathi” platforms. This will facilitate uniformity of the process across the country.
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 Variations in Penalty and New Offences
|SECTION||PARTICULARS||PREVIOUS PENALTY||NEW PENALTY|
|177||General penalty||First offence-fine up to 100||First offence-fine up to 500|
|Second offence fine up to 300||Second offence fine up to 1500|
|177 A||Violation of road regulation||New Provision||500|
|178(3)(b)||Travelling without ticket||Fine up to 200||Fine up to 500|
|179||Disobedience of orders of authorities and refusal to give information||Fine up to 500||Fine up to 2000|
|180||Unauthorised use of vehicles without license||Fine up to 1000||Fine of 5000|
|181||Driving without license||Fine up to 500||Fine of 5000|
|182(1)||Driving despite disqualification||Fine up to 500||Fine of 10,000|
|182(2)||Acting as a conductor after disqualification||Fine up to 100 and/or imprisonment up to one month||Fine up to 10,000|
|182A(1)||Penalty relating to construction, maintenance, sale and alteration of motor vehicles and components.||New Provision||Imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or fine of 1,00,000 per vehicle|
|182A(2)||Defective vehicles||New Provision||Imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or fine up to 100,00,00, for defective automobiles|
|182A(3)||Sale of critical safety component in violation of rules||New Provision||Imprisonment for up to 1 year and/or fine of 1,00,000 per component|
|182A(4)||Alteration of retrofitting in contravention of rules||New Provision||Imprisonment for up to 6 months and/or fine of 5000 per alteration|
|182B||Oversize vehicles||New Provision||5000|
|183(1)||Over-speeding||Fine up to 400||1000 to 2000 for LMV
• 2000 to 4000 for medium passenger or goods vehicles
• Second subsequent offence- impounding of Driving license
|184||Penalty for dangerous driving||First offence- Imprisonment up to 6 months and fine up to 1000
• Subsequent offence (within 3 years from first offence)- Imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine up to 2000
|First offence- Imprisonment 6 months to 1 year and/or fine 1000 to 5000
• Subsequent offence (within 3 years from first offence)- Imprisonment up to 2 years and/or 10000
|185||Drunken driving||• First offence- fine up to 2000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months
• Second offence, within 3 years of first offence- fine up to 3000 and/or imprisonment up to 2 years
|First offence- fine up to 10000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months
• Second offence – fine of 3000 and/or imprisonment up to 2 years
|186||Penalty for driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive||• First offence- fine up to 200
• Second offence- fine up to 500
|• First offence- fine up to 1000
• Second offence- fine up to 2000
|187||Penalty for offences relating to accident (Section 132(i), 133 and 134)||• First offence- fine up to 500 and/or imprisonment of 3 months
• Second offence- fine up to 1000and/or imprisonment of 6 months
|• First offence- fine up to 5000 and/or imprisonment of 6 months
• Second offence- fine up to 10,000and/or imprisonment of 1 year
|189||Punishment for racing and speeding||Fine up to 500 and/or imprisonment up to 1 month||• First offence- Fine up to 500 and/or imprisonment up to 1 month
• Second offence-Fine of 10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 1 months
|190(1)||Using vehicle in unsafe condition with defect||Fine up to 250||• First offence- fine of 1500
• Second offence- fine of 5000
|190(1)||Using vehicle in unsafe condition with defect resulting in bodily injury or damage to property||Fine of 1000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months||• First offence- fine up to 5000 and /or imprisonment upto 3 months
• Second offence- Imprisonment upto 6 months or fine upto 10,000
|190(2)||Penalty for driving vehicle violating road safety, noise/air pollution standards||• First offence-Fine of 1000
• Second offence-Fine of 2000
|• First offence- Imprisonment upto 3 months and/or fine of 10,000, and disqualification for holding license for 3 months
• Second offence- Imprisonment upto 6 monthsand/or fine upto 10,000
|190(3)||Penalty for carriage of goods dangerous/hazardous to human life||• First offence- fine of 3000 and/or imprisonment up to 1 year
• Second offence- fine up to 5000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 years
|• First offence- Fine of 10,000 and/or imprisonment up to 1 year, and disqualification for holding license for 3 months
• Second offence- Fine up to 20,000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 years
|191||Sale of vehicle in or alteration of vehicle to condition contravening the Act||Fine of 500||Omitted|
|192||Using vehicle without registration- Explanation||New provision||Contravention of section 56 also punishable under this provision:
• First offence- Fine from 2000 up to 5000
• Second offence- Imprisonment up to 1 year or fine from 500 up to 10,000
|192 A||Using vehicle without permit||First offence- Fine from 2000 up to 5000
• Second offence- Imprisonment minimum 3 months to 1 year and/or fine between 5000 to 10,000.Court has discretion to impose lesser punishment
|• First offence-Imprisonment upto 6 months and fine of 10,000
• Second offence-Imprisonment between 6 months to 1 year and/or fine of 10,000
|192B(1)||Offences relating to registration- failure by owner to make application for registration||New provision||Fine of 5 times the annual road tax or 1/3 of the lifetime tax of the motor vehicle, whichever is higher|
|192(B)(2)||Offences relating to registration- failure by dealer to make application for registration of new vehicle||New provision||Fine of 15 time annual road tax or lifetime tax, whichever is higher|
|192B(3)||Misrepresentation by owner while obtaining certificate of registration or difference between engine/chassis no. on certificate and vehicle||New provision||Imprisonment from 6 months to 1 year, and fine of 10 times annual road tax or 2/3 life time tax, whichever is higher|
|192B(4)||Misrepresentation by dealer while obtaining certificate of registration or difference between engine/chassis no. on certificate and vehicle||New provision||Imprisonment from 6 months to 1 year, and fine of 10 times annual road tax or 2/3 life time tax, whichever is higher|
|193(1)||Punishment for agents, and canvassers||• First offence- Fine up to 1000
• Second offence- Imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine up to 2000
|• First offence- fine of 1000
• Second offence- Imprisonment up to 6 months and/or fine of 2000
|193(2)||Punishment for aggregators||New Provisions||Fine from 25000 up to 1,00,000|
|193(3)||Contravention by aggregator of condition of license under S. 93(4)||New Provisions||Fine of 5000|
|194(1)||Overloading||Fine of minimum 2000 and 1000 per excess tonne, and liability to pay for offloading||Fine of minimum 20000 and 2000 per excess tonne, and liability to pay for offloading|
|194(1A)||Punishment for lateral/front/rear extension of load||New provision||Fine of 20,000 and charges for offloading|
|194(2)||Refusal to stop and submit vehicle for weighing||Fine up to 3000||Fine of 40, 000|
|194A||Carriage of excess passengers||New provision||Fine of 200 per excess passengers|
|194B(1)||Use of safety belts and seating of children||New provision||Fine of 1000|
|194B(2)||Seating of children below 14 years||New provision||Fine of 1000|
|194C||Penalty for violation of safety measures for motor cycle drivers and pillion riders.||New provision||Fine of 1000 and disqualification from license for 3 months|
|194D||Penal for not wearing helmets||New provision||Fine of 1000 and disqualification from license for 3 months|
|194E||Failure to allow free passage to emergency vehicles||New provision||Fine of 10000 and/or imprisonment upto 6 months|
|194F||Penalty for use of phones in silent zones||New provision||• First offence- Fine of 1000
• Second offence- Fine of 2000
|195||Imposition of minimum fines||Deleted|
|196||Driving uninsured vehicles||New provision||• First offence- Fine of 2000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months
• Second offence- Fine of 4000 and/or imprisonment
|197(1)||Taking vehicle without lawful authority||Fine of 1000 and/or punishment up to 3 months||Fine of 5000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months|
|197(2)||Seizing motor vehicle by force||Fine of 500 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months||Fine of 5000 and/or imprisonment up to 3 months|
|198||Unauthorised interference with vehicle||Fine up to 100||Fine of 1000|
|198A||Failure to comply with standards for road design, construction and maintenance||New provision||Fine up to 1,00,000|
|199A||Offences by juveniles||New provision||• Guardian owner deemed guilty.
• Fine of Rs. 25,000 and imprisonment up to 3 years, and cancellation of registration of motor vehicle for 12 months.
• Juvenile ineligible to obtain learners’ license until the age of 25 years
|199B||Revision of fines||New provisions||Annual increase of fines up to 10 %|
|201||Penalty for causing obstruction to free flow of traffic||Fine of 50 per hour||Fine of 500|
|210A||Power of State government to increase penalties||New provisions||Notify a multiplier between 1 to 10 for each fine|
|210B||Penalty for offence committed by an enforcing authority||New provisions||Twice the penalty under the Act|
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