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Traffic Rules
News  /  Published 28.01.22

Transporters write to Firhad Hakim against steep traffic fines in Kolkata, rest of Bengal

On January 25, the state government had issued a revised chart with increased fine amounts for offences under the Motor Vehicles Act. Officers of the rank of motor vehicles inspector and police offic...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.01.22

Kolkata police face mercy pleas from traffic rule violators for steep fines

Many cops on the roads said what looked like an ideal way to discipline motorists appeared difficult to execute. “He was possibly telling the truth about his new job and he might not have that ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.01.22

Breaking traffic rules gets costlier in Kolkata, rest of Bengal

The fine for driving with an invalid licence has increased from Rs 500 to Rs 10,000. Earlier, someone caught riding a two-wheeler without a helmet was fined Rs 100. Now, the offender has to pay Rs 1,...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 11.01.22

Covid effect: Traffic cops told not to interact with offenders

Officers on traffic duty on the city streets have been asked to avoid close-conversation with offenders of traffic rules and keep away from either collecting spot fines or seizing documents physically...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.01.22

Swoop in Kolkata and Bidhannagar on New Year’s Eve

Around 1,100 people were arrested for not wearing masks and 189 motorists were prosecuted for drink driving in Kolkata and Salt Lake on New Year’s Eve. In Kolkata, 537 people were arrested for ...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 26.12.21

Kolkata witnesses a sharp fall in drink driving cases on Christmas eve

The number of motorists prosecuted for drink driving on Christmas Eve across the city was 25 but out of these only two cases were reported from Park Street-Theatre Road and the surrounding neighbourho...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Park Street

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.11.21

Dhanbad: 30 auto drivers face penury

More than 70 days after the implementation of new regulation for auto rickshaw, over 2,000 local auto drivers who were plying vehicles in the town for a long period of time are awaiting the unique cod...
By Praduman Choubey

News  /  Published 28.11.21

Resistance to breath analyser test wanes, say police

Resistance to undergoing alcohol tests on the roads at night is less these days compared to earlier, police officers who have been on the roads over the past few weeks said. The officers attribute th...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

News  /  Published 26.11.21

Police to conduct alcohol tests on cyclists on Kolkata roads

Kolkata police will conduct a breathalyser test on bicyclists from now onwards to reduce possibilities of road accidents involving cyclists in an intoxicated state. At least 13 accidents involving bi...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.11.21

Jump amber light, face 3-month suspension of driving licence

Drivers of cars moving dangerously or speeding past when the traffic signal has turned amber can now have their driving licence suspended for at least three months, police officers said.  Errant...
By Kinsuk Basu, Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata


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