The Motor Vehicle Act-2019 has both support and opposition to heavy fines. Many states are supporting this, while some states ruled by the BJP themselves have reduced the amount of the penalty by disagreeing with it. On the other hand, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has claimed that the government is getting all the support on this law. He said that the Motor Vehicle Act is getting everyone’s support. Those who were unhappy with the fine also agree with the law. The penalty is being charged by the states, the center does not recover revenue. States can fine anything between 500 and 5,000 rupees. It is worth mentioning that Gadkari had also made it clear earlier that the government is not increasing the amount of fine to fill its treasury, rather it is aimed at curbing accidents on the road.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has claimed that the government is getting all the support on this law.
On the other hand, there are positive results of the amended Act implemented from 1 September. There is a growing awareness among people about traffic rules. The reason for this is definitely the new rule and the traffic police implementing it, which have been seen in recent times. After a stringent law, where people are busy in correcting documents of their vehicles for fear of challan, there are some who do not seem to be worried about this. Just last week, more than two lakh challans of a truck were cut in the capital Delhi. Traffic police investigation revealed that the truck did not have any documents.