Elders moot steps to check rising accidents

Elders moot steps to check rising accidents

Agency News

New Delhi, July 31: Initiating discussion on the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Congress lawmaker B K Hariprasad of Karnataka on Wednesday, raised a point of order and said that out of the 92 clauses in the Bill, only five speak of road safety.

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari always reiterated about rising number of accident deaths whenever he spoke of the Amendments.

He also said that even as Mr Gadkari talks about corruption in Regional Transport Offices, the Bill is not for road safety but only seeks to help corporate groups and vehicle dealers.

BJP Member Vinay Shastrabuddhe said that in foreign countries the full loaded passenger vehicle got concession in road tax while the traffic sign indicators are also written on the road in broad letters.

Car-pooling has been in practice in these times and it should be taken into consideration in the proposed draft amendments, Mr Shastrabuddhe suggested.

All India Trinamool Congress member from West Bengal Manish Gupta said that the spirit of cooperative federalism was lost before the Motor Vehicles Bill was tabled, as none of the objections raised were notified even by a letter.

Derek O’ Brien of AITC raising the point of order said that the Minister has not tabled the Bill passed by the Lok Sabha and new amendments have been incorporated.

Expressing apology on the law, Gadkari said it was a printing mistake and he would move fresh Amendment. (UNI)