No helmet, no petrol for two-wheelers in Bhopal

The administration has instructed all petrol vends in Bhopal to sell petrol only if the rider is wearing a helmet, Bhopal District Collector Manoj Srivastav said.

Last Updated: May 20, 2011, 17:48 PM IST

Bhopal: Cracking the whip harder, the Bhopal administration has now decided to deny fuel to two-wheeler riders not wearing helmets, officials said.

The administration here has instructed all petrol vends in the city to sell petrol only if the rider is wearing a helmet, Bhopal District Collector Manoj Srivastav said.

If the riders violate the order, they will be fined under section 188 of Indian Penal Code (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant).

To discourage two-wheeler riders from ganging up and creating trouble at petrol vends and elsewhere, the administration has clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code that bans gathering of five or more people.

Since May 10, about 45,000 people have been fined across Bhopal. With a fine of Rs.50 for not wearing helmet, the city administration has collected around Rs.20 lakh so far.

Earlier, the higher education department here had issued a circular to every college to ensure that students without helmets are not allowed entry into college premises.

Recently, towns like Noida and Farukkhabad in Uttar Pradesh also issued similar orders.

IANS