Helmets No Longer Mandatory for Sikh Women Riding Two- Wheeler in Chandigarh, Rules Centre
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The Centre has sent an advisory to 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-wheeler in Chandigarh.

This advisory comes in response to the representation received by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh from representatives of Sikh bodies, the MHA said in a statement. Manufacturing & Selling of Non ISI Helmets for Two-Wheelers Is Now a Criminal Offence: Report.

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The Department of Transport, Delhi Government, had issued a notification on June 4, 1999, in which it carried out the amendment in Rule 115 of the Delhi Motor Vehicle Act, 1993. The amendment made it optional for women to wear a helmet or protective headgear whether they are riding a two-wheeler or on pillion. Man Seen Riding a Batman-like Bike on Mumbai's Marine Drive Without Helmet; IAS Officer Alerts Mumbai Police.

A notification was issued on August 28, 2014 which further amended the rule. The notification said that in the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rule 1993, in Sub-Rule 115 the word "Sikh women" would be submitted for the word "women".