Commuters can now ride without helmet in city and residential areas

Published: Jun 19, 2019, 16:04 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis assures changes in rules over helmet issue in Pune during a meet with a delegation of MLAs led by BJP MLA, Madhuri Misal

Commuters can now ride without helmet in city and residential areas
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Citizens who are irked by the mandatory helmet drive started by Pune city police will now heave a sigh of relief as the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis during a meet with a delegation of six MLAs from Pune constituency.

On Tuesday the six MLA led by BJP MLA, Madhuri Misal has offer surety to give directives to Pune police to allow people on two-wheelers to commute without helmets in the city and residential areas.

Madhuri Misal, MLA from Parvati assembly constituency requested the CM to show leniency towards two-wheeler motorists who are being harassed by the Pune traffic police for not wearing helmets.

Speaking on the issue with Mid-Day, MLA Madhuri Misal said, "The Pune police had issued orders to make helmets compulsory and those who do not wear a helmet to have their licenses confiscated and levy fines on them. More than that, the police would act very rudely with them."

She added, "Lots of people were unhappy with the decision and the behaviour of the police so considering that on Tuesday we met the Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis and took up the issue with him. The CM considered our demands and gave us assurances that he will direct the Pune police to be lenient and allow people in residential and city area to commute without a helmet."

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