Arvind Kejriwal praises Centre’s Motor Vehicles Act, says new law has improved traffic situation in Delhi

  • Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday praised the Motor Vehicles Act passed by the Narendra Modi government, saying that the new law has brought a lot of improvement in the traffic situation in the city

  • His statement comes at a time when several states have publicly stated that they plan to reduce the fines

  • Commenting on the provision of heavy fines under the new act, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari had said that the government's motive is to save lives and not to collect revenue through fines

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday praised the Motor Vehicles Act passed by the Narendra Modi government, saying that the new law has brought a lot of improvement in the traffic situation in the city.

 Arvind Kejriwal praises Centre’s Motor Vehicles Act, says new law has improved traffic situation in Delhi

File image of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

"There has been an improvement in Delhi's traffic ever since the new Motor Vehicles Act has been implemented. If there is any clause due to which people are facing more problem and we have the power to reduce the fine, then we will certainly do it," the chief minister said while addressing a press conference.

His statement comes at a time when several states have publicly stated that they plan to reduce the fines. Commenting on the provision of heavy fines under the new act, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari had said that the government's motive is to save lives and not to collect revenue through fines.

This is not the first time when Delhi chief minister has praised the Centre. Earlier, he had praised the Centre for its role in combating pollution in the capital.

Updated Date: Sep 13, 2019 16:43:29 IST