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…”
“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.