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Motor Vehicle Bill 2016: Rs 10K fine for drunken driving, Rs 2000 for overloading and more

The Cabinet, Chaired By Prime Minister Narendra Modi Has Approved The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. It Is A Historical Step Towards Making Our Roads Safe And Save Lakhs Of Innocent Lives, Road Transport And Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 04 Aug 2016, 03:47:23 PM

New Delhi:

Cabinet on Wednesday approved the much-awaited Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 that proposes hefty penalties for violation of traffic norms including up to Rs 10,000 fine for drunken driving and Rs 2 lakh compensation for hit-and-run cases.

The bill also has provision of up to Rs 10 lakh compensation in case of road fatality.

"The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016. It is a historical step towards making our roads safe and save lakhs of innocent lives," Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told a news agency after the meeting.

Here is a list of penalties government has proposed in the Motor Vehicle Bill 2016:

Proposed Amendments in Various Penalties under Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill – 2016



Rs 100

Rs 500

New 177A

Rules of road regulation violation

Rs 100

Rs 500


Travel without ticket

RS 200

Rs 500


Disobedience of orders of authorities

Rs 500

Rs 2000


Unautorized use of vehicles without licence

Rs 1000

Rs 5000


Driving without licence

Rs 500

Rs 5000


Driving despite disqualification

Rs 500

Rs 10,000

182 B

Oversize vehicles


Rs 5000


Over speeding

Rs 400

Rs 1000 for LMV

Rs 2000 for Medium passenger vehicle


Dangerous driving penalty

Rs 1000

Upto Rs 5000 


Drunken driving

Rs 2000

Rs 10,000


Speeding / Racing

Rs 500

Rs 5,000

192 A

Vehicle without permit

upto Rs 5000

Upto Rs 10,000


Aggregators (violations of licencing conditions)


Rs 25,000 to

Rs 1,00,000



Rs 2000 and

Rs 1000 per extra tonne

Rs 20,000 and

Rs 2000 per extra tonne

194 A

Overloading of passengers


Rs 1000 per extra passenger

194 B

Seat belt

Rs 100

Rs 1000

194 C

Overloading of two wheelers

Rs 100

Rs 2000, Disqualification for 3 months for licence

194 D


Rs 100

Rs 1000 Disqualification for 3 months for licence

194 E

Not providing way for emergency vehicles


Rs 10,000


Driving Without Insurance

RS 1000

Rs 2000


Offences by Juveniles


Guardian / owner shall be deemed to be guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 yrs imprisonment. For Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled


Power of Officers to impound documents


Suspension of driving licenses u/s 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E

210 B

Offences committed by enforcing authorities


Twice the penalty under the relevant section

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First Published : 04 Aug 2016, 03:33:00 PM