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West Bengal government will not implement Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act: Mamta

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that the state would not implement the amended Motor Vehicles Act as the proposed heavy penalty under it would put a lot of burden on the common man. 

Banerjee said th…




West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that the state would not implement the amended Motor Vehicles Act as the proposed heavy penalty under it would put a lot of burden on the common man. 

Banerjee said that it is the exclusive right of a state to take decisions on issues such as enforcement of motor vehicle (amendment) law in a federal structure.  He told reporters here that apart from this the state government has already started the 'Safe Drive Save Life' campaign, which has yielded good results.

 Banerjee said, “We (Government of West Bengal) will not implement the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019.  We have already started the 'Safe Drive Save Life' campaign which has brought good results.  We are working with NGOs so that the campaign reaches everyone. ”

The Chief Minister herself launched the‘ Safe Drive Safe Life ’campaign in 2016.  Stating the reason behind not implementing the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act by the state government, he said, "We are not implementing it as it is too strict." 

The proposed penalty would be too heavy for the poor.  "Banerjee said that the provisions of the law have been assessed by the state government and officials believe that it will burden the people."  The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act was passed in Parliament in July.

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