Punjab yet to implement amended Motor Vehicles Act, says decision after meet with stakeholders
By Indiatoday 04-Sep-2019
The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, approved by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations.
Punjab on Monday did not implement the new traffic rules, citing the whopping penalty for violations which the government said will put additional burden on the common man. The government added that a decision will be taken only after a review.
The new traffic rules came into force on September 1.
Decision regarding the implementation of amended Motor Vehicles Act will be taken after consulting all the parties in the state, officials of the Punjab's transport department told India Today TV.
"The state government will soon call a meeting of all stakeholders for the implementation of the amended Act," Punjab Additional Director General of Police (Traffic) SS Chauhan was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
"The state has powers to make amendments in the law as it is a state subject," he said, asserting that the idea was to deter people from violating the traffic rules, not to increase the state treasury.
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