From June 1, no fuel sans helmet in Noida, Greater Noida

Authorities in Noida have decided to strictly enforce helmet provision for two wheeler riders. Now, they have decided that from June 1, two-wheeler riders in Noida and Greater Noida will not get petrol at fuel stations if they have to go without helmets.

In a bit to promote road safety, the District Magistrate Brajest Narain Singh held a meeting with owners of the filling stations where he said the order must be implemented in the two cities and later it would also be rolled out in rural areas of Gautam Buddh Nagar. Addressing the fuel station owners, Singh said, “Those who reach your fuel stations without a helmet should be told that they will only get fuel if they wear a helmet. This practice will be implemented from June 1 in Noida and Greater Noida cities initially.”

Singh, who was accompanied by District Police Chief Vaibhav Krishna, said the initiative would later be rolled out in rural areas of Gautam Buddh Nagar after receiving inputs and feedback from the stakeholders. This time the administration has decided on legal action as well for the errant drivers. It includes suspension of driving license for not wearing helmet and arrest if riders without helmet misbehave with staff at fuel stations.

“When those without helmet reach filling stations, their details and vehicle numbers would be traced through CCTV footage and legal action initiated against them. Their driving license can also be cancelled,” the administration said in a statement. It added, “In case anyone misbehaves with the staff at the filling stations, strict action would be taken against the errant person and they could even be jailed under Section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).”

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