The Government of India will aim to introduce the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill in the upcoming Parliament session.
The Government of India will aim to introduce the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill in the upcoming Parliament session. The bill was pending for approval from the Rajya Sabha, and was lapsed after the 16th Lok Sabha adjourned sine die in February.
Speaking to media, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “The cabinet note is ready for the Motor Bill and once it is approved we will try to introduce it in the upcoming session of Parliament.” Also See – New Motor Vehicle Act – Rules & Regulations
He further said that the radical reforms are expected in the transport sector once the bill gets parliament approval. The Motor Vehicle Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha; however, the Upper House in April 2017 transferred the bill to select panel. The bill was re-introduced with some changes in the Rajya Sabha, but the debate on the bill remained inconclusive.
The new Motor Vehicles bill will have hefty penalties for various offences pertaining to the road transport sector. Nitin Gadkari also said that the ministry has identified 8,000 black sports – accident-prone areas, which will be rectified to reduce accidents. Highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore are in the pipleline for Delhi alone.