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All you need to know about new traffic rules that came into effect from October 1

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The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), headed by Nitin Gadkari, on September 29, announced various amendments in Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, facilitating implementation of enforcement, maintenance of Vehicular Documents and E-Challans through IT (Information Technology) portal for better monitoring and enforcement of traffic rules in the country. 

The rules, as a part of the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA), are to take effect from Thursday, October 1, 2020. The amendments, published through GSR 584 E, on September 5, 2020, have been issued after Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, was passed and published on August 9, 2019. 
Following are the listed key changes that have been made in Motor Vehicle rules:
1. Vehicular documents found validated through electronic means shall not be demanded in physical forms for inspection. The documents include driving license, registration certificate, insurance documents, etc. The documents can be uploaded on IT portals (apps) like DigiLocker or mParivahan. 

2. Details of driving licences disqualified or revoked by the licensing authority shall be recorded chronologically in the portal and such record shall be reflected on a regular basis on the portal has been provided for. Thus the record shall be maintained electronically and further the driver behaviour would be monitored. 

3. Provisions have been made for the procedure for production and obtaining certificates in physical as well as electronic form, the validity, insurance of such documents and further date and time stamping of inspection and identity of the police officer will be recorded to avoid unwarranted harassment of drivers and to avoid re-checking for inspection of vehicles. 

4. Use of hand-held communications devices (like mobile phones) while driving shall solely be used for route navigation in such a manner that shall not disturb the concentration of the driver while driving. 

5. E-challans will be issued on the IT portals. 

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