Odisha Govt collected Rs 38.67 crore as fine for violation of traffic rules between September 1, 2019 and January 31

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Bhubaneswar: More than Rs 38.67 crore has been collected by the State Government as fine for violation of traffic rules under the new Motor Vehicle Act between September 1, 2019 and January 31 this year.

This was informed by Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera in the Assembly in replying to a written question of BJD MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik on Thursday.

Besides, the Minister informed that a total of 4,13,994 driving licence applications have been received in the wake of implementation of the amended MV Act till January 31. And driving licences have been issued to as many as 2,87,932 applicants so far, he said.

In reply to another question, he said that a total of 28,63,648 pollution under-control certificates have been issued in favour of vehicles between September 2019 and February 15 this year.

This apart, as many as 13,90,48 vehicle fitness certificates have been issued during the period, the Minister added.

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