Under the new law, people will be charged enhanced penalty between one thousand to five thousand rupees for unauthorized use of vehicles without license. Besides, the penalty for driving without license will go up from up to 500 to 5,000 rupees.
The new rules also enhance penalty for drunken driving to imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to 10 thousand rupees or both for the first offence and imprisonment up to 2 years or fine of 15 thousand rupees or both for the second offence.
Road Transport and Highways Ministry, in a statement, said, these are provisions which require no further amendments in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989. It said for the remaining provisions the Ministry has initiated the process of formulating draft rules. The 63 clauses deal with penalties, licences, registration and National Transport Policy among others.