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Published On: Thu, Sep 12th, 2019

Its Modi v/s Gadkari Now: BJP Ruled states Join Front Against Gadkari’s New Traffic law

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TCars-696x486NEW DELHI : Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh today joined a growing list of states that have rejected the revised traffic penalties prescribed by the Union Transport Ministry for erring motorists, stating that their implementation would not be advisable at a time of economic difficulty.
Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh as we speak joined a rising record of states which have rejected the revised site visitors penalties prescribed by the Union Transport Ministry for erring motorists, stating that their implementation wouldn’t be advisable at a time of financial issue.
Amid a public outcry over the hefty fines, UP Transport Minister Ashok Kataria stated that the BJP authorities within the state has determined to defer their implementation till there’s extra readability on the matter. “We are sticking to the old fines for now. We will wait for the centre to give its final nod,” he stated, including that the Yogi Adityanath authorities at all times has the folks’s welfare in thoughts.
Though BJP-ruled Uttarakhand didn’t put the brand new site visitors penalties on maintain, it has determined to revise them considerably to make sure that persons are not put by way of undue hardship.
State City Improvement Minister Madan Kaushik stated that whereas the Trivendra Singh Rawat authorities plans to cut back the penalties for a number of offences by half, it has determined towards enjoyable fines for helmetless using, rushing and going triples on two-wheelers. “The reduced penalties will come into effect after the state government issues a notification in this regard,” he instructed reporters.
The Congress authorities in Madhya Pradesh has determined to strategy the centre with a request that the brand new site visitors penalties be diminished within the pursuits of the folks. “We also want to prevent road accidents, but the centre must ensure that the penalties match the paying capacity of the people. This is a time of heavy recession,” the workplace of Chief Minister Kamal Nath tweeted as we speak.
MP Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput went a step additional, terming the brand new fines as a “Tughlaqi” measure geared toward victimising the general public.
The Motor Automobiles (Modification) Invoice, which got here into impact on September 1, made a number of far-reaching modifications on present site visitors penalty charts. Within the days that adopted, an auto rickshaw driver in Bhubaneswar was fined Rs 47,500 for violating a number of site visitors guidelines; a truck proprietor from Rajasthan needed to pay up Rs 1,41,000 for overloading his car; and a Delhi resident — angered over being fined by a site visitors policeman — took the drastic step of setting his bike on hearth.
Since then, even the BJP governments of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka have expressed their unwillingness to go forward with the brand new penalties prescribed by the Union authorities. Whereas opposition-ruled states comparable to Madhya Pradesh,

Kerala and Delhi additionally indicated that they’ll take into account making drastic modifications at their finish if the federal government would not rethink the penalties, the West Bengal authorities has flatly rejected the potential of implementing them in its jurisdiction.
Goa purchased itself a while, saying that it’s going to implement the brand new penalties solely after having fulfilled its dedication of repairing all its potholed roads. That ought to occur by subsequent 12 months, it added.
Although BJP-ruled Uttarakhand did not put the new traffic penalties on hold, it has decided to revise them substantially to ensure that people are not put through undue hardship.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, which came into effect on September 1, made several far-reaching changes on existing traffic penalty charts. In the days that followed, an auto rickshaw driver in Bhubaneswar was fined Rs. 47,500 for violating several traffic rules; a truck owner from Rajasthan had to pay up Rs. 1,41,000 for overloading his vehicle; and a Delhi resident — angered over being fined by a traffic policeman — took the drastic step of setting his motorcycle on fire.
Since then, even the BJP governments of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka have expressed their unwillingness to go ahead with the new penalties prescribed by the Union government. While opposition-ruled states such as MP, Kerala and Delhi also indicated that they will consider making drastic changes at their end if the government doesn’t reconsider the penalties, the West Bengal government has flatly rejected the possibility of implementing them in its jurisdiction.
(With Inputs from MP, UK. Kerala.WB).

 

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