Kolkata: Delhi police personnel will now have to pay twice the penalty if they are found violating traffic rules, as per an official order released.

Joint commissioner (traffic) Meenu Choudhary who released the order said, “Any authority that is empowered to enforce the provision of this Act if such authority commits an offence…shall be liable for twice the penalty corresponding to that offence…”

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“Therefore, all DCPs/Units are directed to brief and sensitise the staff working under their operational control accordingly to follow traffic rules and regulations in true letter and spirit whether they are riding or driving police vehicles or their own private vehicles,” the order further read.

The implementation of the amended Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, has been the talk of the town as many people especially in the Delhi-NCR region have already been issued challans and have had to pay heavy fines.

Earlier, in July, the Parliament had passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which seeks to tighten traffic regulations and impose heavy penalties for traffic violations.

Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt.

Bhartendu loves traveling and capture world in his lens. In the past, he has also made few documentaries related to human interest.

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