Maharashtra government seek opinion to implement New Motor Vehicle Act

Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote said that the state government is aware of people’s anger over the new Motor Vehicle Act and is considering whether this Act should be implemented or not

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After the central government passed the new Motor Vehicle Act, most states across the country have implemented the amendments of the act which imposes heavy fines for traffic violations.

However, in states including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal the new Motor Vehicle Act has not been implemented. Moreover, people have also expressed their disappointment over hefty penalties. 

Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote said that the state government is aware of people’s anger over the new Motor Vehicle Act and is considering whether this Act should be implemented or not. 

While talking to the Free Press Journal, Raote said that the Maharashtra government has also sought an opinion from the Department of Law and Justice regarding the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act in the state. 

We have asked the Department of Law and Justice to advice us on implementing the law – whether the same is mandatory to bring in effect or not. If we have the freedom to take a call, we will provide relief to the common man. However, fear should remain among citizens that if they violate traffic rules, they will be fined heavily,” said Diwakar Raote. 

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The Maharashtra Transport Minister further said that if the law allows, the government will try to reduce the penalty or punishment. The government will also try to balance the fine and motive behind implementing the act, added Raote.

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