Truck Drivers Wearing ‘Lungi & Banian’ To Be Fined Rs. 2,000 In Uttar Pradesh


While the new traffic rules have already become the bone of contention for many, they are getting more ridiculous and bizarre by the day.

While the new regulations would compel the bikers to pay a fine of 1000 Rupees if they are found riding with a flip flop or sandals, the latest regulations have also stated that any truck driver found driving their vehicle by wearing a Lungi (The most comfortable Indian wear) will have to pay a fine of 2000 Rupees.

However, it has been started in the state of Uttar Pradesh as a pilot project and will slowly spread across the country.

Some of the irked commuters have said that the new rules have made them revisit their school days when they had to adhere to strict norms for their attire.

The drivers in Uttar Pradesh have to buy a proper pant and shirt while they take control of their truck’s steering.

“Now, a fine of Rs. 2,000 will be imposed for dress code violation under Section 179 of the MV Act, 2019,” Poornendu Singh, ASP(Traffic), told the local media. He also added that the dress code has been part of the Motor Vehicles Act since 1939 but was never followed by anyone and the time has come when they have to be implemented properly.

Source: Times Now | Image: Daily Hunt
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