Karnataka (Gujarat), Sept. 11 -- : Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday directed the state transport department to slash fines under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act, as already implemented by another BJP-ruled state, Gujarat.

"Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today instructed officials to study the Gujarat model of revised traffic fines to implement something similar in Karnataka," the Chief Minister's office said in a statement.

The instructions were given at a meeting with transport department officials here.

The traffic department will take a decision on the rate of fine cut after studying how Gujarat did it.

On Tuesday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced the revised fines for traffic violations.