Amid New Traffic Fines, Mahesh Babu's Movie Clip Goes Viral

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Have new traffic rules replaced with Mahesh Babu's Bharat Ane Nenu movie script? Superstar's video from superhit film 'Bharat Ane Nenu' goes viral. Watch here

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The new Motor Vehicles Act, with steep fines for traffic violations, came into effect on September 1 and post this, the new law has already left many baffled as it comes hefty fines for the law-breakers. But Netizens are blaming Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu for this new bill. Why you may wonder? It's because of his film 'Bharat Ane Nenu' that released in 2018. The story revolves around Mahesh Babu who is forced to take up his father's position as the Chief Minister and makes drastic changes in the motor laws.

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Mahesh Babu fans have shared the clippings from the super-hit film directed by Koratala Siva wherein the actor is seen giving a speech on why there should be steep fines for people who break the laws. Fans on Twitter have been discussing about how a cult film might have probably inspired the government to make this change. The film took into consideration the 2016 law taken by Bengaluru — which called for a drastic hike in penalties for traffic violations. For those unaware, the movie also starred Bollywood actors Kiara Advani and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. Watch the viral clip here -

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Netizens too reacted on the same and dropped comments on the similarities between the film and the new rules & fines.

New traffic rules

Delhi has so far issued 3,900 challans after the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2019 became active. The issues have been made as per new motor vehicle law. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 15, 2019, by the Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 was implemented on September 1 and contains 63 provisions that deal with penalties. Below are some of the changes in the traffic rules as per the Amendment:

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  1. Penalty for drunken driving has been increased to 6 months imprisonment and/or Rs 10,000 fine for the first offence.
  2. Penalty for racing/speeding has been increased to imprisonment of up to 1 month and/or fine up to Rs 500 for first offence.
  3. Penalty for travelling without a helmet has been increased to a fine up to Rs 1,000.
  4. Fine for not wearing seatbelt has been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 1,000.
  5. Fine for talking on a mobile phone while driving has been increased from Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000.
  6. Punishment for juveniles for offences will include Rs 25,000 and imprisonment up to 3 years and cancellation of registration of the motor vehicle for 12 months.
  7.  Fine for individuals driving without a licence has been increased from up to Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.
  8.  Penalty for travelling without a ticket has been increased from up to Rs 200 to Rs 500.

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