The Gujarat government has announced that people will not be fined for violation of traffic rules during the Diwali festival this year. Harsh Sanghavi, Gujarat Minister of State for Home made this announcement in Surat on Friday.
Addressing a public gathering, Harsh Sanghavi said that in view of the Diwali festival, traffic police in Gujarat will not collect any fine from the violators till October 27, adding the decision to give relief to people during Diwali has been taken by the state home department as per the guidance of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
The minister added “From October 21 to October 27, the traffic police in Gujarat will not collect any fine from people. If anyone is caught without a helmet or driving licence or found violating any other traffic rule during this period, our police will give them a flower”.
Assembly elections in the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Gujarat are due by December end.
Govatsa Dwadashi, which was celebrated on Friday, marked the beginning of the Diwali festival this year. On October 24, Laxmi Pujan, the main day of the festival of lights, will be celebrated on October 24.
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