Aug. 9: The government will increase the fine for bikers violating the speed limit from Rs 100 to Rs 5,000, transport minister Suvendu Adhikari told the Assembly today.
"As asked by our honorable chief minister, my department has decided to hike the fine (for speed bikers) from Rs 100 to Rs 5,000," the minister said while replying to a question from Samir Kumar Jana, the Trinamul MLA from Patharpratima.
In the new system, the fine for rash driving will be increased from Rs 400 to Rs 1,000 and the penalty for driving without a licence from Rs 450 to Rs 500.
Metro had on July 13 reported the government's decision to review the provisions of the motor vehicles act and increase the penalty for a slew of traffic violations, including speeding on bikes.
In March, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had expressed her wish to make laws more stringent to stop illegal bike racing.
"The law is being misused and we should not let this happen," she had said.