Nagpur: Union Highway Transport and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday defended the excessive penalty below the brand new motor automobiles act, saying the concept behind it’s to make folks conform to guidelines, and requested what’s extra essential lives or cash.
Talking throughout a programme in Nagpur, Gadkari tried to handle the criticism of the excessive penalties below the brand new legislation, saying solely those that had been breaking the legislation had been paying fines. “If one does not break the law, why will he need to pay a fine?”
“We are jumping red signals, accidents are happening everyday, people are losing their lives. If people will have fear of law, only then will they follow rules,” he stated.
“What is more important people’s lives or money,” Gadkari requested, when identified the excessive penalty provisions below the Motor Autos (Modification) Invoice, 2019.
Earlier, he stated, folks didn’t take highway security guidelines significantly and used to get away by paying a small quantity. This perspective gained’t cease till strict guidelines are made, the minister added.
“Now people are applying for licences, insurances and purchasing helmets and this would save lives of thousands of people,” he stated.
Throughout the programme, Gadkari additionally spoke on varied points of his life, his childhood, household, politics, his imaginative and prescient for the nation. And shared is concepts on his social, progressive tasks.
He stated folks usually make enjoyable of his progressive concepts and mock him. Citing an instance, he stated as soon as he had spoken about amassing ‘urine in plastic bags’, which, he added, if executed on a large scale, may lower the load of urea import on the nation.
Gadkari additionally talked about his assembly with an individual researching on “gold” popping out of cow dung and human faeces. He didn’t title the particular person.
He stated quite a bit modifications are happening at present and, “I feel more emphasis should be put on research as such things coming out of research.”