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'Traffic violations fine hike in India's interest'

DNAHM130237 | 9/12/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :383

Union minister refuses to comment on reduction of penalty in Guj; state government on Tuesday had drastically reduced the fines

The rise in the fines for violation of vehicular traffic rules is in the interest of the country, particularly the poor, Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday, but refused to comment on whether state governments have the authority to reduce the fines.
Gujarat government had on Tuesday drastically reduce the fines, to which union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had earlier said that states can't make changes in the law.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said this in the city while addressing the media persons to brief them about the achievements of the NDA government in its first 100 days.
The union government had amended the Motor Vehicles Act to significantly increase the fines for violations of tra
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