People Fight On Roads With Traffic Police Over Heavy Fines | Ghanti Bajao

11 Sep 2019 11:30 PM

People Fight On Roads With Traffic Police Over Heavy Fines | Ghanti Bajao

Updated 11 Sep 2019 11:30 PM

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday defended the recent hike in traffic fines and described it as a deterrent which will promote road safety and avert accidents.

According to the Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, the higher fines are meant to save lives rather than augment revenue.

Gadkari said that states can decide to lower the fines imposed in their jurisdiction.

"We haven't done this (Amendment Act) to augment revenue. We have done this to save lives. If state governments want to reduce it (fines), they are welcome to do so," Gadkari said when asked about the steep rise in traffic violation penalties.

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