Driving licence for bullock-carts

Bullock and camel-carts will henceforth need permission to ply on Jaipur’s roads. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) is planning to make it mandatory for drivers of all slow moving vehicles, including bullock and camel-carts, to have licences. They will also have to follow traffic rules. The step is aimed at improving traffic movement in the historic city. “We have already prepared new bylaws for slow moving traffic,” a JMC official said. Under the new bylaws, licences will be issued to drivers of the carts after JMC ascertains that they do not suffer from any infectious disease. The driver must be aged between 20 and 50 years, should have basic knowledge of traffic rules and should not have a criminal record. There would be restrictions on the amount of load carried by the slow-moving vehicles. But parking of such carts in no parking zones would result in a fine of Rs100. Jumping the stop line would also attract a fine of Rs 100. The JMC will send the bylaws to the Rajasthan Government for approval. — IANS