Kerala Transport Commissioner Tomin J Thachankary on Tuesday passed an order which -if implemented- would deny fuel to all two-wheeler riders without helmets at petrol pumps.
The drive is to be initially launched on the first of August in three districts, namely Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode and would later be extended to other districts too.
In a press meet held in Thiruvananthapuram, Thachankery told the media that strict action would be taken against those who ride without helmets, and instructions regarding the same have been given to all officers in the department.
A similar order was passed in Telangana and Orissa too in the first week of June this year. In Telangana, this was brought under the purview of the Motor Spirit and High Speed Diesel Oil (Licensing and Control) Act.