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Fine will have to be paid for refusing to take cab after booking, provision approved by cabinet

Refusal to take a cab after booking will result in fine.

Refusal to take a cab after booking will result in fine.


News2News.in News. Bhopal: The cabinet on Tuesday approved the provision of a fine of Rs 50 for two and three wheelers and Rs 500 for other vehicles in case the driver refuses to pay after booking through cab vehicles like Ola, Uber in Madhya Pradesh. Along with this, now a penalty of Rs 300 will have to be paid for driving without a helmet. While blocking the way of an ambulance, a fine of Rs 10,000 will have to be paid. Taking another major decision, the MP cabinet has reduced the rates of penalty per passenger in overloaded passenger vehicles. These rates will be implemented from the date of notification.

The MP cabinet on Tuesday again approved the amendment in the MP Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (Amendment 2019). After this, the amount of fine has been increased in many provisions for violation. However, taking a major decision, the government had earlier imposed a fine of Rs 1500 for carrying extra passengers, now it has been reduced to Rs 200 per passenger. Earlier, the above proposal was brought in the sub-committee of the cabinet. It included ministers Gopal Bhargava, Arvind Bhadoria, Govind Singh Rajput. In the said sub-committee, the proposal for the revised amount of fine was passed. After this, it was approved in the cabinet meeting held on Tuesday.

A fine of Rs 10,000 will be imposed for blocking the way of an ambulance

The cabinet has now increased the penalty from Rs 250 to Rs 300 for driving without a helmet. 50 has been increased in this. An important decision was also taken that along with this, a penalty of Rs 10,000 has also been approved for blocking the way of an emergency ambulance. In the said meeting, it was discussed that on one hand, the drivers of ambulances take the patient with their lives in hand, on top of that many a times the situation becomes such that instead of giving way, the vehicles in front block them. This may create an unpleasant situation. In view of this, the amount of fine has been increased.

Now only Rs 200 per passenger fine for carrying extra passengers

Apart from the above provisions, the Transport Department has kept the rates of penalty for seat belt, license, registration, insurance, hour speed in two wheeler, three wheeler and four wheeler vehicles unchanged. Along with this, now a penalty of Rs 500 will be imposed for carrying a ticketless ride. Penalty has now been increased by 10 times for causing damage to roads in case of overloading by transport vehicles and goods vehicles. Now a penalty of Rs 10,000 will be charged from such vehicles. The Transport Department has made a provision for a penalty of Rs 5,000 for the first offense and Rs 10,000 for subsequent offenses for taking part in speed races without permission.

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