Bangalore: After the new traffic rules implemented on September 1, the debate has spread all over the country. Many states have not implemented it due to the provision of heavy fines. Apart from the opposition, it also includes BJP-ruled states. After Gujarat, the Karnataka government has also announced to reduce the heavy fines.
The state government explained the public pressure behind it and the demand of cadres of the state unit. CM B.S. Yeddyurappa has directed Deputy Chief Minister and State Transport Minister Laxman Savadi to study the central government's September 1 notification and reduce drastic penalties on the lines of Gujarat and other BJP-ruled states. Yeddyurappa said on Tuesday, a day after the Gujarat government announced a 50% reduction in the fine amount, that the act came into force in the state from September 3.
Following this, heavy fines were being imposed on traffic violators. The new Motor Vehicles Act is being strongly opposed in the state. People are asking to reduce the fine. In view of this, I have asked the state transport department to cut the fine. BJP-ruled Haryana is also on the back foot on the issue. The government can reduce the amount of fine due to high fines there too.