This state will fine up to ₹10,000 for using phone while driving1 min read . Updated: 31 Jul 2020, 03:46 PM IST
The state will also impose a thousand rupee fine for riding without a helmet.
The use of mobile phones while driving in Uttar Pradesh will now invite a penalty of ₹1,000 for the first offence and ₹10,000 for the second such offence, said a notification issued by the UP State Transport Department.
The decision to impose such a hefty fine came following a cabinet meeting in mid-June this year.
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The notification issued on Thursday also said that riding without a helmet will draw a thousand rupee fine as well.
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Traffic fines were significantly increased by the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act last year by the Union government.
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