Higher penalties for traffic violation from September 1 says Nitin Gadkari
63 clauses of Motor Vehicle Act, that have higher penalties for a traffic violation, will be implemented from September 1, 2019.
Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari said "The bill (Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019) was passed in the Parliament. And we have decided to implement 63 clauses (of the act) from September 1,"
"In these 63 clauses, we have increased the penalties. In case of drunken driving, speeding and overloading among others, the fine has been increased," he further added.
Gadkari was addressing reporters after the launch of the new website of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Ministry.
He also hopes that the clauses will come back to him in the coming 2-4 days after vetting by the law ministry.
Also pointing out that road engineering being the primary cause for road accidents, Gadkari said that a Rs 14,000 crore project has been prepared by the government to avoid/reduce such casualties, as the project is intended to identify such accident spots and take the necessary action.