Violation of Traffic Rules – cost heavier

Violation of Traffic Rules – cost heavier

Violation of Traffic Rules – has become very expensive.  According to the new traffic rules of the Motor Vehicles Act Amendment Bill, violation of traffic rules attracts a minimum of Rs.1,000/- fine and a maximum of Rs.1,00,000/- lakh.

The other traffic violations inviting heavy fines are:

Not giving way to Ambulance attracts Rs.10,000/-

Traffic violations now attracts a penalty of Rs.500/- in place of Rs.100/0 and disobedience of order of authorities will attract a minimum penalty of Rs.2000/- in place of Rs.500/-

A Minor/Juvenile driving vehicle attracts a fine of Rs.25,000/- (case will be filed against parent or guardian) Registration of the vehicle will be cancelled.

Overloading of Vehicles or goods vehicle exceeding the load limit will be fined Rs.20,000/-

Fast/Rash/ over-speed driving attracts a fine of  Rs.1,000/- to Rs,2,000/-

Driving without wearing Seat Belt and Helmet attracts a fine of Rs.1,000/0 and suspension of Driving Licence for 3 months.

Driving without Insurance attracts a fine of Rs.2,000/-

The driving training process has been strengthened under the proposed law. To help road accident victims, Good Samaritans guidelines are incorporated in the bill.

New traffic rules implementation at Bengaluru :

  • Using mobile phone while riding/driving attracts Rs.1,000/- from 28th June 2019. previously Rs.100/- was fined.
  • Penalty for parking in non-designated places, over-speeding and riding/driving vehicles without insurance Rs.1,000/-
  • Driving Motor Vehicles without registration, the fine will be Rs.5,000/- for the 1st time and Rs.5,000/- for the second and subsequent offences.
  • Driving Vehicles without Fitness Certificate (FC) attracts Rs.2,000/- fine 1st time and Rs.5,000/- for he second and subsequent offences.
  • Non-parking offence attracts Rs.1,000/0 instead of Rs.100/- This fine excludes towing charges.
  • Penalty for 2 wheelers including towing charges – Rs.1650/- and penalty for 4 wheelers including towing charges will be around Rs.2,000/-

Traffic offences fine highlights :

Exceeding speed limit :

Earlier – Rs.300/- Revised – Rs.1,000/- if driven by self and

Rs. 500/- if driven by employee/driver

Driving without insurance :

Earlier – Rs.500/- Revised – Rs.1,000/-

Driving dangerously/suing mobile while driving/carrying goods with load projection of either side in dangerous manner

Earlier – Two wheelers Rs.300/- Non-Transport Rs.400/- and Transport Rs.500/-

Revised – Rs.1,000/- first offence and Rs.2,000/- subsequent offence.

Driving vehicle without registration :

Earlier – Rs.1,500/- for first offence and Rs.3,000/- for 2nd offence

Revised – Rs.5,000/- for first offence and Rs.10,000/- for second offence

Driving vehicle without fitness certificate :

Earlier :

Auto  Rs. 500/- first offence and Rs.1,000 second offence

Maxi cab Rs.1,000/- 1st offence and Rs.2,000/- 2nd offence

Goods Rs.1,500/- 1st offence and Rs.3,000/- 2nd offence

Buses Rs.2,000/- 1st offence and Rs.4,000/- 2nd offence

Others Rs.1,000/- 1st offence and Rs.2,000/- 2nd offence

Revised : Rs.2,000/- for first offence and Rs.5,000/- for subsequent offence

Stage Carriage Conductors :

Earlier Failing to accept fare  Rs.100/-

Fails or refuses to supply ticket Rs.100/-

Invalid ticket Rs.100/-

Providing ticket or lesser value Rs.100/-

Failing to check pass/ticket Rs.100/-

Revised to Rs.500/-

Reaction of Bengaluru citizens :

Motorists int he city are not happy with the change in penalty rates. they are furious over the hike in no-parking fine as there are no spaces for parking in Bengaluru. the traffic police have not put the no-parking boards at many places but when parked in theses places collect fines blatantly.

The traffic police in Bengaluru are launching a special drive from 28th June 2019 to create awareness among riders/drivers about the recent increased fines.

Be a responsible citizen, drive carefully.

BRT – Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Tiger Reserve – No honking, Music

BRT – Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple Tiger Reserve – No honking, Music

BRT – Biligiri Ranganatha Swamy Temple tiger reserve known as BRT hills has banned honking and playing of music inside the forest.

This move is to ensure tranquility of the natural surroundings where wild animals exist. 

The forest department has decided to raise awareness among tourists and motorists.  The commuters are refrained from honking and playing music while in transit on road passing through Biligiri Ranganatha Swmay Temple (BRT) Tiger Reserve.

B.R.Hills :

BRT Hills

The Biligirirangana Hills, commonly called BR Hills, is a hill range situated in south-eastern Karnataka at its border with Tamil Nadu (Erode District) in South India. The area is called Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary.

It has been named after Rangaswamy temple that is embellished with a whitish rock at the helms of the sanctuary.

The sanctuary derives its name Biligiri (Kannada for white rock) from the white rock face that constitutes the major hill crowned with the temple of Lord Rangaswamy or from the white mist and the silver clouds that cover these hills for a greater part of the year. 

The hill is a  protected reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1975.  Being at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, the sanctuary is home to eco-systems that are unique to both the mountain ranges.

Flora and fauna at BRT :

The gift of a wonderful ecosystem is the worthy delight of flora, fauna and cultural wealth.  The amazing mix of the hills, ridges and grasslands of BRT tiger reserve resides an astounding variety of varied species of flora and fauna.

Bestowing a distinguished quality to the region of the wildlife sanctuary, the Soliga temple in K.Gudi sets an amazing blend of lush green forests and tents placed in the midst of wilderness.

There are hills which inhabit a wide variety of flora and fauna.  This unique sanctuary exhibits scrub, dry deciduous, moist deciduous, evergreen, semi evergreen and shoal forests.  It is widely known for its many endemic species of plants including valuable medicinal ones. 

Tiger Reserve :

BRT Tiger Reserve

The site was declared a tiger reserve  in January 2011 by the Karnataka government, a few months after approval from India’s National Tiger Conservation Authority.

The BR hills links the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats allowing animals to move between them and facilitating gene flow between populations of species in these areas. Thus, this sanctuary serves as an important biological bridge for the biota of the entire Deccan Plateau.

Spread over 583 sq. km, these jungles are home to tigers apart from leopards, chitals, dholes and other animals.

Data from the tiger censures done in 2017-18 indicates that there are around 63 tigers at BRT forest.

Birds and Animals found at BRT :

Animals Tiger, Gaur, Elephant, Wild dogs (Dholes), Sloth bears, Chital (Spotted Deer), Sambar Deer, Leopards, Jackals, Wild boars, Mouse Deer, Barking Deer, Mongoose etc.

Birds : Oriental white-backed vulture, greater spotted eagle, Nilgiri wood-pigeon, darters, oriental white ibis, greater grey headed fish eagle, red headed vulture, blue winged parakeet, Malabar grey hornbill, white bellied treepie, white cheeked barbet, Indian scimitar babbler, Malabar whistling thrush, painted bush quail, Sirkeer malkhoa, ashy prinia, Indian robin, Indian peafowl, yellow legged green pigeon.

Reptiles Mugger, Common vine snake, common wolf snake, rat snake, bamboo pit viper, Russell’s viper, common krait, Indian rock python, Indian monitor lizard, common toad.

Ban of honking and music at BRT :

The forest officials in Chamarajanagar have rolled out the initiative after incidents of violation of rules were observed by pilgrims visiting the Ranganatha Swamy and K.Gudi elephant camp situated inside the woods.

For the past week, forest department has deputed staff at the 2 entrances – Gumballu near Yelandur and Hondara balu close to Chamarajanagar.  The staff at these places are distributing pamphlets to motorists who are entering woods.  The pamphlets informs the motorists about the rules to be observed while inside in the forest.

Other rules to be followed at BRT :

Apart from initiating efforts to bring down noise pollution, the forest authorities are working towards raising safety standards.  Visitors are warned against stopping the vehicle in the forest, not to feed animals and not to venture in the forest unguarded and unprotected.

This initiative was in the wake of visitors disrupting the environs and tranquility of the forest and those   Vvsitors getting down of their vehicles to take selfies.

Those found violating the ruled will be given warning first time, if caught 2nd time a fine of upto Rs.1000/- will be collected.  Speed limit inside the forest is restricted to 30 kmph to avoid road kills.