The Hindu | 17/06/2020 09:41 AM | Click to read full article
The Chennai City Traffic Police (CCTP) have imposed fines to the tune of ₹3.12 crore on motorists found driving without wearing face masks from May 22. In mid-April, the Greater Chennai Corporation made it compulsory for residents stepping out of their homes to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following this, the CCTP personnel invoked the provisions of Section 179 of the Motor Vehicles Act which stipulates ₹500 fine for motorists violating rules. A senior police officer said that the CCTP have booked 62,454 cases against motorists for not wearing masks and collected over ₹3.12 crore as fine, from May 22 to June 15.