Maharashtra government refrain from implementing the new Motor Vehicle act

This halt on the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle act by Maharashtra government comes after the increasing resentment in the country against hefty fines being imposed on citizens

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Maharashtra government may not implement the new Motor Vehicle Act passed by the central government for the next few months but after the state assembly elections are concluded. 

This halt on the implementation of the new act comes after the increasing resentment in the country against hefty fines being imposed on citizens. 

Earlier, Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote informed that the government is aware of people’s anger against the new Motor Vehicle Act while adding that the state government has sought an opinion from the Department of Law and Justice. 

Raote had said that the state government was considering whether to implement the new act or not. “If we have the freedom to take a call, we will provide relief to the common man,” Raote asserted. 

The Maharashtra assembly elections are scheduled in mid-October this year and the state government doesn’t seem willing to take a risk by implementing the new Motor Vehicle act given that the people across the country have expressed their opposition against the act over hefty penalities. 

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Along with Maharashtra, several other states including West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have not implemented the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019. 

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