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Hyderabad: Even as several states in the country including New Delhi have implemented the new traffic violation rules that call for stringent penalties the Telangana government said it was studying the subject and would take a call soon.
However, senior government and police officials declined to define ‘soon.’  “It could be two weeks, it could be a month. The matter is under serious consideration of the government,” senior police officers told  siasat.com .
The new rules have come into effect from September 1.
The implementation of new traffic rules across the country has created mayhem.  In several instances owners of the vehicles have been found leaving their vehicles with the police and going away since they do not seem to have the means to pay the unprecedented penalties.
The internet, especially WhatsApp appears to have hit storms with people sending clips of motorbikes being dragged by the owners since many of them were not wearing helmets.  In some cases, it has been reported that the police have levied fines up to Rs 50,000 on a simple violation.  There are also reports of multiple levying of fines to a single rider or driver on a single day.
Taking all these factors into consideration the State government has decided to go slow on the subject and elicit views of the experts as well as the common folks before taking any call.


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