Np News 24 Mumbai: Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote urges the Centre to reconsider the hefty fines prescribed under the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act. The State transport minister said that the increased penalties will not be enforced in Maharashtra until the amended act is not notified by the State government.
Raote belongs to BJP’s alliance partner Shiv Sena. Many states in the country have opposed the enhanced fines under the act which was amended in July. In a letter to Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari, Raote said, “The amendments were commendable from the viewpoint of safety on roads.But the fines have been raised exorbitantly and led to a public outcry. The Central government is requested to reconsider and reduce the same by making suitable amendments in the act.”