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Sikh women exempted from wearing helmets in Chandigarh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

women in have been exempted from wearing helmets, the said Thursday.

The decision has been taken following a representation to fromSikh bodies.

The has advised the administration to follow the notification issued by the giving an exemption to women from wearing protective (helmet) while driving two wheelers in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, a statement said.

The Delhi transport department through its notification issued on June 4, 1999 carried out the amendment in Rule 115 of Delhi Motor Vehicle Act 1993, making it optional for women "whether riding on pillion or driving motorcycle to wear protective headgear".

The rule was further amended,vide notification August 28 2014 as in the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rule 1993, in Sub-Rule 115 for the word "women", the word "women" shall be submitted.

The announcement came hours after and former of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal met the to press for the demand.PTI ACB



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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 15:45 IST
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