Commuters suffer because of strike over Road Transport and safety bill in Kerala

The bill proposed to set up the Motor Vehicle Regulation and Safety Authority of India, an independent agency for vehicle regulation and road safety which would legally accountable to the parliament.

Commuters suffer because of strike over Road Transport and safety bill in Kerala
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 07 Aug 2018 09:42 AM
Kerala: State Road Transport Corporation joint trade union committee on Tuesday organized a day long protest, in protest against the proposed Road Safety and Transport Bill in the parliament.

The people had to bear the brunt of the strike, as they faced trouble in commuting. Many who were unaware of the strike got out of their homes with their luggage packed and stood on the roads for long.


Below, people from Thiruvananthapuram can be seen standing and waiting with their bags.

What is Road Transport and Safety Bill?

The bill proposed to set up the Motor Vehicle Regulation and Safety Authority of India, an independent agency for vehicle regulation and road safety which would legally accountable to the parliament.





Currently in a draft stage, the bill envisions in providing a framework for safer, faster, cost-effective and inclusive movement of passengers and freight in India, thus enabling the mission of 'Make In India'. It is prepared by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.

It will be later implemented in the rest of the country if passed.

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