Belagavi: Following criticism from all walks of the society about the Amended Fine Amount to the traffic rules violators, the state government is expected to reduce the new fine rate by more than 50%. The State Cabinet has decided about the matter which an official notification could be declared by Friday evening which could be in force from Saturday (Sept 14).

Deputy CM Laxman Savadi who is also possessing the Transport department told newspersons that the Cabinet in its last assembly has decided to reduce the sum of fine to avoid heavy burden on the violators. The reduction amount could be 50% or more less than 90%. The fine could be as equivalent to the sum reduced at Gujarat or less.