Driving a two-wheeler without a helmet or driving a car without a seat belt will no longer be expensive. Under the new Motor Vehicle Act, the government introduced new rates of state level compounding. Transport Secretary Shailesh Bagoli said on Tuesday afternoon that these rates will come into force with immediate effect. He said that to meet the pollution standards, the government has given the time till October 31. Along with this, relief has also been given on the protective seat fitted in the car for the safety of young children. In the new Motor Vehicle Act, a penalty of Rs 10,000 has been provided for pollution. Under the new act, the state has fixed a compounding of two and a half thousand rupees for violating the pollution standard in the vehicle for the first time and five thousand rupees for the second time. At the moment, the old rates will continue to be applicable to pollution standard violations till 31 October.
The rates of compounding will come into force with immediate effect. The police along with the transport department will also be able to take compounding action based on the rates fixed in the notification.