Home Ministry exempts Sikh women from wearing helmet in Chandigarh

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has advised the Chandigarh Administration to follow the notification issued by Delhi Government giving an exemption to Sikh women from wearing protective headgear (helmet) while driving two-wheelers in the Union Territory of Chandigarh. 
This is in response to the representation received by the MHA from representatives of Sikh bodies.
The Department of Transport, Delhi Government, vide its notification issued on 4th June 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 a protective headgear.”
The Rule was further amended, vide notification dated 28th August 2014 as “in the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rule 1993, in Sub-Rule 115 for the word “Women” the words “Sikh Women” shall be submitted.

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