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Odisha govt relaxes traffic rules for 3-month

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday relaxed implementation of the new traffic rules for three months under the amended the Motor Vehicles Act, 2019 following resentment among the people over the imposition of heavy fine.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday a relaxation on traffic enforcement for a period of three months and asked the commuters to keep their vehicle documents ready within the period.

He also directed the enforcement agencies not to aggressively go on 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.

The Chief Minister also appealed to all motor vehicle users to obey traffic rules and desist from dangerous driving which will endanger their lives and that of others.