Higher penalties for traffic violations to come into effect from 1 Sept as govt readies to implement 63 new clauses of Motor Vehicle Act

  • The government said 63 clauses of Motor Vehicle Act, which includes higher penalties for traffic violation, will be implemented from 1 September

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

  • Gadkari said a Rs 14,000 crore project has been prepared by the government to identify accident black spots and plug gaps in highways

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

 Higher penalties for traffic violations to come into effect from 1 Sept as govt readies to implement 63 new clauses of Motor Vehicle Act

File image of Union minister Nitin Gadkari. PTI

"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.

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," the minister said.

Stating that the 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, the minister said that a Rs 14,000 crore project has been prepared by the government to identify accident black spots and plug gaps in highways to reduce casualties.

Updated Date: Aug 21, 2019 17:16:43 IST