Bhubaneswar, Sep 9 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced a relaxation on traffic enforcement for a period of three months following public outrage over heavy fine under amended Motor Vehicle Act.
Now, the commuters have additional three months time in hand to get their vehicle documents ready.
The Chief Minister directed the enforcement agencies not to aggressively go on an overdrive.
He asked to counsel and handhold the public to facilitate compliance with the amended provisions of the Act.
Patnaik asked the Transport Department to augment public services, strengthen the facilitation centres, open extra counters, conduct camps in public institutions to enable the motor vehicle users to update their compliance status.
This process will continue over the next 3 months so that adequate time is made available to the public to ensure compliance, massive road safety awareness campaign will be carried out to sensitise public on the new norms.
The Chief Minister also made an appeal to all motor vehicle users to obey traffic rules and desist from dangerous driving which will endanger their lives and that of others.