In view of people's safety, the Mumbai traffic police issued a notification for bikers in Maharashtra. Issued on May 25, the notification mandates helmets for pillion riders. Notably, the new rule will come in effect after 15-days, following which strict action, including fines will be taken against violators. Moreover, currently, there is a fine of Rs 500 for those without helmets, which will soon be enforced on pillion riders also.
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Kaustabh Kaundinya, Co-Founder and CEO of Jarsh Innovation, a Hyderabad-based company, has made India proud as he decided to make a helmet with an inbuilt air-conditioner ''during one summer''. Kaundinya said the company makes four types of helmets for ''different customers within the industry'', with a cooling cycle of 2-10 hours. Following the growth in sales, the company is now planning to expand its ''business in the middle east''.
Taking note of safety standards, the Delhi High Court on April 12 urged the Bureau of Indian Standards to oversee the selling and manufacturing of helmets. Reportedly, the plea filed by NGO 'Utprerit Consumer Foundation' failed to receive answers from BIS over its 1,400 complaints filed since 2019. Terming BIS ‘unresponsive’, the plea blamed manufacturers of selling sub-standard helmets. Justice Pratibha M Singh directed BIS to opt strict… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Karnataka government has ordered to suspend the driving licenses for up to three months if the riders are caught without helmet. It also made it mandatory for children above 4-year-old to wear helmets. Reportedly, the suspension comes in addition to a fine of Rs 500. The government stated that the "new rule" will come to effect immediately throughout the state.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald