The Motor Vehicles Act 2019 -- with revised fine rates -- came into existence with effect from Sunday. The act levies heavy fine for violation of rules.
While people not wearing helmets or seat-belts will be fined Rs 1,000, which was Rs 100 earlier, those driving without a licence can be fined Rs 5,000 or asked to face three-month jail term.
To this end, just a day after the implementation of the act the news of a man fined Rs 23,000 for traffic violations went viral. Deepak Madan, a resident of Geeta Colony in Delhi, was fined Rs 23,000 for traffic violations.
The new rates have also inspired hillarious memes and jokes from the Twitterati.
Here we produce a few of them.
Delhi Police issued 3,900 challans to traffic rule violators after the amended motor vehicles act came into effect.
In another popular incident, a rickshaw driver from Gurugram was fined Rs 32,500 for multiple violations after he was caught jumping the red light.