Bhubaneswar: The central government has implemented new traffic rules across the country on 1 September. This law provides for heavy fines. After the introduction of this law, the police of many states are accused of harassing people. In view of this, the Odisha government on Wednesday directed the Police Department to take care that people are not harassed unnecessarily. Principal Secretary of Odisha G. In a letter written by Srinivas to Director General of Police BK Sharma, it has been said that it has been brought to the notice of the government that the public is being harassed by the police while implementing the amended law.
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Srinivas has requested them to issue necessary instructions to all Superintendents of Police (SP) and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) to ensure that vehicle owners are not unnecessarily harassed while implementing the Act. Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had directed enforcement agencies to make the public aware of compliance with the amended provisions of the Act. The Motor Vehicle Act provides for several times more fines.
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Along with the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act, the Central Government has given exemption to the transport department of the states that they can decide on the provisions of the implementation or not implement the amended Motor Vehicle Act on the recommendation of the state government. Many state governments ruled by the opposition have not implemented this rule in their own right.
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