Govt to implement 63 clauses of Motor Vehicle Act from 1 September, penalties on traffic violations up: Nitin Gadkari

  • In case of drunken driving, over-speeding and overloading among others, the fine has been increased

  • All the clauses have been sent to the law ministry for vetting

  • Gadkari said road engineering was primarily responsible for road accidents in the country

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said 63 clauses of Motor Vehicle Act, which includes higher penalties for traffic violations, will be implemented from 1 September.

"The bill (Motor Vehicles [Amendment] Bill, 2019) was passed (in Parliament). And we have decided to implement 63 clauses (of the Act) from 1 September," Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari told reporters here.

 Govt to implement 63 clauses of Motor Vehicle Act from 1 September, penalties on traffic violations up: Nitin Gadkari

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He was speaking after the launch of the new website of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Ministry.

"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," Gadkari said.

Stating that 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 government to identify accident blackspots and plug gaps in highways to reduce casualties.

Updated Date: Aug 21, 2019 17:07:04 IST