According to the new traffic violations, fines have been increased for a range of violations including riding a bike without a helmet, or driving without wearing a seatbelt, talking on the phone while driving, etc.
The fine for driving without a license has been increased from INR 500 to INR 5,000. Similarly, driving uninsured vehicles can attract a fine of up to INR 4,000 and/or imprisonment for 3 months. Hence, why it is very important to have your license and other such documents with you. If you do not want to carry the originals with you, Digilocker and the mParivahan app is something you should know about.
Amendment of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989
In 2018, the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 was amended to remove the provision that Indians needed to carry a physical copy of their transport-related documents with them.
Instead, they may now carry an electronic version of these documents in the DigiLocker and mParivahan. Alternatively, a scanned copy of the documents may also be accepted.
DigiLocker And MParivahan
DigiLocker can be described as a virtual locker for all your documents. This is a service offered by the Government of India for citizens of India as part of the government’s Digital India initiative. Through this service, Indians can access their documents anywhere in the world and share the same online.
MParivahan is an app developed by the government of India. It offers information about registered vehicles such as the owner’s name, date of registration, registering authority, vehicle age, class, insurance validity, etc.