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HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR WOMEN: CHANDIGARH ADMINISTRATION

By Mukul Arora . 7th July 2018 11:30pm
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY FOR WOMEN: CHANDIGARH ADMINISTRATION

Chandigarh is one such city which is known for its people's friendly administration. This city was the first one which restricted people from driving on high beam in the city limits at night. Now according to new rules by Chandigarh administration women too are applicable of wearing a helmet while riding a two wheeler. Women not wearing helmets have to pay a heavy fine for not following the traffic rules. On Friday UT administration of Chandigarh issued a notification which clearly mentioned women to wear the protective headgear. The decision was taken after an amendment in Chandigarh motor vehicle act 1990 following a direction from Punjab and Haryana high court. Sikh women with turban are exempted from this. In recent years the number of women has lost their lives or faced injuries in road accidents.  As per official figures, 43% of two-wheeler riders were killed in different road mishaps, out of this 6.5% were women. No religion is above the safety of measures. By exempting women from wearing helmets Punjab and Chandigarh authorities have put the life of their residents at stake. In  another move UT administration has decided to swap the paid parking system in the city. As per reports municipal corporation of Chandigarh is suffering huge loss in the paid parking system. A private company which was collecting the toll, wrote an open letter to the MC officials where they told that how the company has suffered a massive loss of 25 crores.