Motor Vehicles Act 1988
West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.20

Driver loses licence for talking on phone

The transport department on Wednesday revoked the licence of a man who was spotted by transport minister Suvendu Adhikari talking on a mobile phone while driving a small bus ferrying schoolchildren.Of...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.19

Heckled online for being vegan? Yes, this happens too

Plating troubleSir — Some young people in Calcutta were recently heckled and harassed over sharing posts that sought to promote veganism. Besides being called ‘fascist’, some of them even had to...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 12.09.19

Government at mercy of road rogues

The Narendra Modi government that overdoses on high-risk ventures like the demonetisation and air strikes appears to have been spooked by an omnipotent and omnipresent force: Indian road rogues who ha...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.19

Mythical creatures that intrigue scientists

Sir — According to a study conducted by scientists at Otago University, the legendary Loch Ness monster may be a giant eel. It is interesting how a mythical creature has attracted the attention of s...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 09.09.19

Onam relief from hiked traffic fines

Kerala’s government has decided to keep in abeyance the recent hike in traffic fines during the ongoing Onam season following vehement resistance from both the ruling and Opposition parties.A meetin...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.09.19

Fume test centres too few, Rs 10000 fine looms

The capital has only 35 pollution testing centres for 9.5 lakh vehicles registered under Ranchi district transport department at a time pollution-under-control (PUC) certificates for vehicles are a mu...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.09.19

Fine-drive effect: Fear & loathing

Friday was almost unreal in the capital city. Almost all thoroughfares bore a deserted look. Even auto-rickshaw drivers, who are notorious for overloading, wrong-side driving, picking and dropping pas...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.09.19

Steep fines strike terror in Ranchi, Jamshedpur

Steep fines for traffic violations, passed through the amended Motor Vehicles Act in Parliament, were enforced in the capital and in the steel city on Tuesday, the move already creating ripples of fea...
By TT Bureau in Ranchi/Jamshedpur/Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.06.19

25 pick-up & drop-off points marked

Public transporters, like city buses and auto-rickshaws, picking up passengers close to crossings and roundabouts and causing traffic snarls will soon be punished with fines of up to Rs 500.On the req...
By Animesh Bisoee in Ranchi/Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 23.02.19

Call for brakes on Calcutta's rogue buses

Racing buses and the risk they pose on the streets of Calcutta were the focus of police commissioner Anuj Sharma’s first interaction with traffic police officers on Saturday.Sharma, a 1991-batch IPS...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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