63 Clauses Of Amended Motor Vehicles Act To Be Implemented From Sept. 1, Says Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

63 Clauses Of Amended Motor Vehicles Act To Be Implemented From Sept. 1, Says Nitin Gadkari

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The government on Wednesday said that 63 clauses of the amended Motor Vehicles Act, which includes higher penalties for breaking traffic rules, will be implemented from Sept. 1.

"The bill (Motor Vehicles [Amendment] Bill, 2019) was passed (in Parliament). And we have decided to implement 63 clauses (of the act) from Sept. 1," Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari told reporters in New Delhi. He was speaking after the launch of the new website of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

"In these 63 clauses we have increased the penalties. In case of drunken driving, over speeding and overloading among others, the fine has been increased," said Gadkari.

Stating that the all the clauses have been sent to the law ministry for vetting, the minister expressed hopes that "they will come to us in two to four days".

Pointing out that road engineering was primarily responsible for road accidents in the country, Gadkari said that a Rs 14,000 crore project has been prepared by the union government to identify blind spots and plug gaps in highways to reduce casualties.

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