‘Won’t Implement New Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act In Bengal’: Mamata Banerjee
GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on September 11 said that West Bengal will not implement the amended Motor Vehicles Act citing that hefty fines will overburden the common man.
“I cannot implement this Motor Vehicle Act right now because our government officials are of the opinion that if we implement the new rules, it will overburden people,” said Banerjee.
Earlier, on September 10, the BJP-led Gujarat government in an announcement slashed the penalties for traffic violations by 90 %.
It is to be mentioned that many other states have raised concern over the steep penalties under the new traffic regulations.
On the other hand, union minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, defended the hike in penalties under the new Act said that the it has not been implemented to earn revenue but to save lives.
In the meantime, the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 will be implemented within a week in Guwahati as well as the rest of the state, informed authorities.
Talking to G Plus, commissioner of transport, Virendra Mittal, said that the proposal has already been sent to the government and the new Act will be enforced within a week.