President gives assent to Motor Vehicles Bill


NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday gave assent to the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which will tighten road traffic regulations such as issuance of driving licence and impose stricter penalties for violations in an attempt to improve road safety.

Earlier this week, Parliament had given nod to the legislation.

Under the law, Rs 10,000 fine would be levied for not giving way to emergency vehicles and for driving despite disqualification. Aggregators violating driving licence norms will be fined up to Rs 1 lakh.

The bill includes penalties in the range of Rs 1,000- 2,000 for over-speeding.