Nitin Gadkari confesses he has been fined for speeding in Mumbai

Nitin Gadkari

Mumbai | Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, responding to the flowing criticism for the new amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act, admitted that he had not been spared either.

“Even I have paid a fine for speeding on the sea link,” said Nitin Gadkari.

The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, approved by President Ram Nath Kovind last month, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations to bring discipline on the roads.

“Passing the MV Act amendment is a big achievement for our government. The high fines will lead to transparency, and (will) not result in corruption,” said Gadkari.

Over the week, the amount of fines imposed for violating road rules has generated waves of shock and concern on social media.

A truck driver recently was fined Rs 86,000.

The minister said along with auto engineering, road engineering was also a reason for the high number of accidents in India.

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He spoke about this while briefing the media about the achievements of the Modi government in the last 100 days, apart from Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

The minister said, “Our first achievement is passing the triple talaq bill and ensuring justice to Muslim women. It was a historic moment.”

“Poverty and hunger in Jammu and Kashmir were due to Article 370. Pakistan has been running a proxy war there, militants are spreading terror. The stone-pelters are also helped financially,” he said.

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