Government Considering Changes In The Motor Vehicle Act

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The government of India is considering changes in the Motor Vehicle Act to enforce global standards for a few areas such as road safety.

Nitin Gadkari, the Transport minister said, "The Cabinet note on Motor Vehicles Bill has been circulated and is likely to be taken up in February."

"We made presentation to the Prime Minister and he has given us some suggestions on the matter. Cabinet Secretary has also given his suggestions, we will again go to the Cabinet and then it will be converted into a bill which will be introduced in the next Parliament session."

The Transport Minister had earlier said that the ministry had done a lot of work on the new bill to make Indian roads much safer and strict law will be enforced.

The new bill which is being prepared will follow the practices of some of the world's most advanced countries like the US, Canada, Singapore, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

The government had also introduced a Motor Vehicle Amendment bill to make electric rickshaws regular during the winter session of the Parliament.

Gadkari said, "Pulling cycle rickshaw is an inhuman practice and we should put an end to it and we have also kept the safety aspects in mind before allowing plying of e-rickshaws on city roads."

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