New Delhi: At a time when hefty fines are being imposed on motorists for violating traffic rules under the New Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019, Rachakonda Police Commissionerate in Greater Hyderabad is trying an innovative way to spread awareness among motorists.

Instead of asking them to pay hefty fines for traffic rule violations, the traffic police in this area are letting violators buy the helmet or get necessary documents in order to avoid it in future.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic) Divya Charan Rao had on Saturday started this innovative initiative int he area.

People found driving without a helmet were assisted by the cops to buy it on the spot, while people who are not having documents such as pollution certificate or insurance were also helped by them to get it done from authorities concerned on the spot.

This innovative initiative of the Rachakonda Police was appreciated by many people in the locality.

Latest to fall prey to the new traffic rules, a driver and an owner of a Nagaland-registered truck were fined a whopping Rs 6.53 lakh for seven traffic violations in Odisha’s Sambalpur district on Saturday.

Out of the total Rs 6.53 lakh penalty, the truck owner was fined Rs 6,40,500 for not paying road tax for five years — from July 21, 2014 to September 30, 2019 — under Odisha Motor Vehicles Taxation (OMVT) Act.