Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on the new traffic challan rules that this is an attempt to save lives of people. On the decision of the state governments to reduce the amount of the penalty, he said that I want to say that the state government will get the money deposited from the fine. Fine aims to make people aware and make road-transportation safer. However, right now the Gujarat government has announced to reduce the penalty by 90%. It may be that some other governments can also make such a declaration. He said on this, ‘In India every year more than 1 lakh 50 thousand people die in a road accident. 65% of them are aged between 18 and 35 years. Every year 2 to 3 lakh people are getting handicap due to road accident. We understand the value of life of youth and are trying to make their lives safe.
Whatever revenue comes will go to the state governments.
The Union Minister said that the State Governments have the right to waive the amount of fine by the State Governments. He said, “The state government can take this decision, they have the right. I have no objection to it. Whatever revenue comes will go to the state governments. I can only appeal to the ministers that it is for the fine revenue No, it’s to save people’s lives. ‘
He also said that Fine’s objective is not to increase revenue. We do not want to collect any penalty from people, we want to make road travel safe. In the case of road accidents, India’s record is the worst in the world. There is no need to pay any amount if people follow the transport rules. In 24 cases of violation of traffic rules by the Government of Gujarat, the penalty rate has been reduced by 90%. After this, many other states are also considering reducing the fine, where so far notification has not been issued regarding the new motor vehicle act. However, the Delhi government is also considering reducing some fines which can be repaid on the spot.