Thu, 19 Sep, 2019

Govt hints at reducing traffic violation fines

transport Minister speaks of Goa model in interest of local populace

12th September 2019, 02:45 Hrs

the goan I network

MARGAO   

Will the Goa government adopt the Gujarat model on the question of implementing the new fines for traffic violations under the amended Motor Vehicle Act?   

Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho was clear in saying the government will unveil the Goa model and not copy the decision of the Gujarat government taking into account the interests of the people of Goa as well as ensuring road discipline.   

A day after the Gujarat government slashed the steep fines notified under the amended Motor Vehicle Act on “compassionate and humanitarian” ground, Mauvin Godinho said the Goa government is sensitive on the issue and will take a call on the reduction in fines after taking into account the interest of the people and road discipline.   

When The Goan questioned him whether the Goa government would adopt the Gujarat model with the BJP government there slashing the hefty fees, Godinho said the local government will come up with the Goa model, keeping in mind the interest of the local people. “We will not adopt the Gujarat model, but certainly contemplating something on those lines.”  

To a question, Godinho said the Goa government will implement the revised fines from January 1, 2020 after the roads are repaired. “Our government has already made it clear that the government will implement the new fees only from the new year,” he said.  Sudin bats for  

amended Act  

PANAJI: Former deputy chief minister Sudin Dhavalikar has strongly batted for immediate implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act and enhanced fines for various traffic violations.   

Dhavalikar questioned the logic of Opposition Leader Digambar Kamat of linking the implementation of the MV Act amendments to repair and improvement of road conditions and other road transport infrastructure.