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New MV Act: Relaxation of Enforcement In Odisha Extended Till Feb 29, 2020


28 November 2019

Debashish Maharana


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today extended the relaxation period by another three months to the public to ensure compliance with various provisions of the amended Motor Vehicles Act.

This was announced by Commerce & Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera here today.

The Minister said that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik after taking stock of the situation and has directed that extension of another three months be given to ensure the motor vehicle users to obtain required documents and ensure full compliance with the provisions of the MV Act.

The Minister further said that the extension is being given for the last time and no further extension will be granted.

Behera, however, said that there will be strict enforcement against dangerous life-threatening actions (both the driver and the road using public) like drunken driving, over speeding, driving against the flow of traffic, using mobile phone while driving, dangerous driving, triple riding on two-wheelers, overloading, jumping red light, wearing of helmet, seat belt etc. and added that in case any motorist is found in contravention of any of the road safety provisions, the documents also will be checked.  

Compliance with the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act is in the best interest of the motorists and fellow citizens, the Minister pointed out.

The Minister stated that the Transport Department has been directed to continue their efforts in providing documents expeditiously to the vehicle users and further intensify road safety awareness drive during next three months to sensitize public of its importance.               

Padmanabha Behera, Minister, Commerce & Transport, Odisha