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Manipur backs MV Act, CM N Biren Singh says changes in Act is to check fatalities

New Delhi, Sep 17 (UNI) Backing the Centre on the new Motor Vehicles Act, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday said the Act had been amended to curb and contain rising number of fatal road accidents.
The State Chief Minister has expressed urgent need for strict scrutiny of identities before issuing driving license to applicants and checking import of cheap pre-owned vehicles to the State.
He made the observation while speaking at a Road Safety Awareness Programme on Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 at ISBT Complex, Dewlahland.
The Chief Minister, who also holds transport portfolio, and also the chairman of State level road safety council, asked the officials concerned of the State transport department to be careful in issuing driving license as it is an important identity document.
They should strictly scrutinise identities of applicants before issuing driving license because it may be used as a legal document by illegal migrants to even claim themselves as State natives, he said.
He cautioned that official found indulging in irregularities in issuing driving license would not be spared.
The Chief Minister said that many fake licenses were detected during a mass drive conducted last year.
The high penalties imposed under the new Motor Vehicles Act continued to evoke criticism with Kerala Government on Monday deciding to approach the Centre over the implementation of Motor Vehicles Act and seek clarification about the fines while Telangana Government has decided not to implement the act in the state.
A high-level meeting chaired by Kerala Transport Minister A K Saseendran at the Secretariat, after discussing all options and steps taken by other states, decided to approach Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari seeking clarification on whether the state had been empowered to reduce the penalties and on the quantum.
It was decided that till the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways makes its stance clear on the issue, the law enforcers will not to be stern on violators.
The Telangana government will not implement the new Motor Vehicle Act, which imposed heavy penalties for traffic violations.
Instead, the state government will enact its own law soon, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced in the State Assembly on Sunday.
The state government is planning to bring changes in the Act soon. Until then, the old penalties will apply.
The Uttar Pradesh government is considering a reduction in the new penalties for breaking traffic rules, joining a growing band of states that find the fines listed in the amended Motor Vehicles Act too high.
"In the interest of the people of Uttar Pradesh, the government is reconsidering what and how it should be done," state Transport Minister Ashok Kataria said Thursday on the implementation of the new fines.
Several other states, including BJP-ruled states such as Gujarat, Karnataka have announced major cuts on the new Motor Vehicle Act fines. The BJP government in Gujarat has reduced steep fines of Rs 10,000 to Rs 1,000 and the BS Yediyurappa government in Karnataka has said they will follow suit.
Other BJP-ruled states --Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, too, have hinted at revising the traffic fines put on violating the rules.
Taking a cue from Gujarat, Karnataka and Uttarakhand, which have almost halved the penalties, Madhya Pradesh wants to give itself some time before formulating new provisions.
On the other hand, states such as the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal, have openly declared that they will not follow the new Motor Vehicles Act. Odisha has also said that there will be no aggressive implementation of the new rules.
Terming the new Act "Tughlaqi" (arbitrary and fickle like Muhammad bin Tughlaq's fiats) order, Madhya Pradesh Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput said the high fine rates could not be implemented in the state for now.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had on September 11 defended the steep increases, and maintained that the states are free to roll them back.
The new Motor Vehicle Act came into force from September 1.
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