The gazette notification on increasing fines in connection with seven traffic offences to Rs.25,000 has been issued, the Transport Ministry said.
According to the gazette notification, the ministry will present the new traffic fines to parliament after amending the Motor Traffic Act.
"Violation of traffic rules and careless driving by drivers has resulted in several road accidents in present. Therefore, the proposal to the increase of the minimum fine which was Rs.2,500 was proposed in 2017 due to the increase of the accidents," the ministry said.
The seven offences include drunk driving, driving without a valid license, reckless driving and driving through rail gates.