New MV Act implementation: The Gujarat effect

New MV Act implementation: The Gujarat effect

Agency News

New Delhi, Sep 12: A day after Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that the 'states can revise fines if they want' under the new laws, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa instructed officials to study the Gujarat model of revised traffic fines to implement something similar in his state.

The BJP-ruled Gujarat government had announced a drastic cut even as the Centre had justified the steep fine amounts under the amended Motor Vehicles Act to restore order on the nation's unruly roads.

"Regarding the cut in the penalties for violation of traffic rules under the Motor Vehicle Act, we will get the orders of the Gujarat government. I have instructed our officials that we will follow that order here also. Mostly in about two-three days like in Gujarat, here also we will try to cut the penalties that are high," Mr Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.

Mr Gadkari on Wednesday had told reporters here that "States can revise fines if they want. However, peoples’ lives should be safe." (UNI)