Wearing helmets for women riding pillion on a two-wheeler is now mandatory in the national Capital, though Sikh women have been exempted, with the Government amending the rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993.
The Election Commission (EC) has given the transport department its go-ahead to make changes in the rules to make helmets mandatory for women riders here and it has been welcomed by women riders and activists.
Two-wheeler makers will now have
to sell a helmet along with their bikes and scooters after the
Supreme Court today dismissed a plea by the Society of Indian
Automobile Manufacturers against such a step.