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Hefty fines for traffic offenders: RS clears Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill

The Bill has been passed with three government amendments and will need to go back to the Lok Sabha (LS). The LS had already passed the Bill on July 23

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Megha Manchanda New Delhi
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared, with some riders, the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, which proposes to impose hefty fines on offenders and weed out corruption by bringing in technology.

The passage of the Bill can be termed as a victory for Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was instrumental behind bringing in a new legislation on road safety. He had first promised amendments to the MV Act, 1988, in May 2014, when he took charge as the Union road transport and highways minister in the first National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

After the passage of the Bill

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First Published: Jul 31 2019 | 9:58 PM IST

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