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Notification issued for compensation of victims of Hit and Run motor accidents

DELHI, FEBRUARY 27: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways  has  notified a new scheme for compensation of victims of Hit& Run motor accidents vide notification dated 25th February, 2022 to cater to enhanced compensation ( from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000 for grievous hurt and from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2,00,000 for death ) .The process of application for compensation and the release of payment to  victims has also been made time bound . This scheme will supersede the Solatium Scheme, 1989 from 01st April, 2022 onwards.

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Ministry has also published rules on 25.2.2022 regarding creation, operation, sources of fund etc. of the Motor Vehicles Accident Fund . This fund shall be used for providing compensation in case of Hit &Run Accident, treatment for accident victims and any other purpose, as may be specified by the Central Government.

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