Kalaburagi Police commissioner MN Nagaraj stated that the ‘No Helmet, No Petrol’ rule will come into effect after a week of awareness programs to educate public on traffic rules
Kalaburagi: Riding without helmets could mean that you may have to physically push your two-wheeler to your destination in Kalaburagi. City police will put the ‘No Helmet, No Petrol' rule into effect from September 29.
Kalaburagi Police commissioner MN Nagaraj, who had proposed the idea, met petrol pump owners on Saturday. He requested them to deny service to customers who did not wear helmets.
Nagaraj said that the authorities will look to spread awareness and educate the public about traffic rules for a week and then implement the idea with police prosecution.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had notified the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 last month and it was implemented in many states of India from September 1.
The law enforces heavy fines and stricter penalties for traffic violations.
Last Updated 22, Sep 2019, 3:29 PM IST