PANAJI: In a major shocker to the citizens who are tussling hard to cope with rising fuel prices, the Government of Goa has decided to burden the common man more with implementing the New Motor Vehicle Act 2019 from April 1, 2022.
A notification in the newspapers issued by Rajan Satardekar, Director of Transport, said, “Fines related provisions under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 are amended vide Notification No. DTP/EST/2812/1930 dated 27.07.2021 published in the Official Gazette, Govt. of Goa, vide Series I No.17 dated 27.07.2021 are being implemented w.e.f.01.04.2022. Few common offences with the amended fine amount for compounding of offence are shown below. The public is requested to obey the rules for the safety of themselves and others.”
According to the new fines are 10 times more.
Riding two-wheeler without helmet or triple seat to cost dearly now as the fine has been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 1000. Also the Driving Licence would be suspended for three months.
Similarly driving without seat belt will also cost Rs 1000, which was earlier just Rs 100.
Driving an uninsured vehicle, will cost Rs 2000.
For over-speeding, the offence which was Rs 100 will now be Rs 1000 for first offence on LMV and Rs 2000 for other than LMV.
In last April, the Goa government had decided that it will write to the Centre over keeping the implementation of the central legislation in abeyance in the coastal state.
The state government made a joint representation with other states to the Centre to seek rationalisation of the high penalty structures in the central government legislation.