Updated: September 9, 2019 9:53:12 pm
Assuring citizens that the latest regulations for traffic rule violations were non-discriminatory in nature, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said his vehicle was also issued a challan for speeding on Bandra-Worli sea link in Mumbai.
“Even I paid fine for speeding on Bandra-Worli sea link,” Gadkari said while listing out the major achievements of the Narendra Modi-led government in its first 100 days, in Mumbai.
The senior BJP leader said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and General V K Singh were also issued challans for speeding.
The new laws under the Motor Vehicle Act (2019) aim at stringent punishments for violation of traffic regulations and ensure discipline on roads.
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“Passing the MV Act amendment is a big achievement for our government. The high fines will lead to transparency, and (will) not result in corruption,” Gadkari said.
After the act came into effect, a two-wheeler rider was fined Rs 23,000 in Gurugram for various norms violations, while a truck driver was issued challan for Rs 59,000.
Gadkari had earlier stressed that there should be no fear of hefty “challans” if someone is abiding by the law.
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