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Ganderbal District Magistrate Bans Sale of Fuel to Two-Wheeler Riders Without Helmets

 Ganderbal District Magistrate Bans Sale of Fuel to Two-Wheeler Riders Without Helmets



Muzafar Ahmad Dar 


Ganderbal Dec 11 (ANR) On December 9, 2023, the Ganderbal District Magistrate, Shyambir (IAS), issued an order banning the sale of fuel to two-wheeler riders without helmets. The order, which came into effect immediately, was issued in light of the rising number of road traffic accidents involving two-wheeler riders not wearing helmets.


The order states that all petrol pump owners/operators in Ganderbal district are prohibited from selling fuel to any two-wheeler rider who is without a helmet. Petrol pump owners are also required to install CCTV cameras in their fuel outlets to capture clear footage of the buyers. Any Executive Magistrate of 1st class is authorized to check the rider's footage of the petrol stations and recommend defaulters to the District Magistrate.


The order further states that petrol pump stations selling fuel to such traffic rule violators shall be personally held responsible and dealt with as per the law. The Tehsildars in their respective jurisdictions shall cause the service of this order upon all petrol stations, under intimation to the District Magistrate.


The District Magistrate has warned that any violation of this order will be dealt in accordance with section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).(ANR)

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