Bhubaneswar: A day after locals clashed with police in Odisha’s capital over reportedly hefty traffic fine collection from violators, the ruling party today said the State will write to the Centre for amendments to the new Motor Vehicles Act 2019.
BJD MLA Pratap Deb today made it clear that the State government will raise the issues faced by people before the Centre while implementing the Act. He said proposals will be sent to the Centre for necessary amendments to the Act.
As the Motor Vehicles Act 2019 is a Central Act, it is for sure that all the States will implement the law and adhere to the norms soon. Worth mentioning, some states like Rajasthan, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh have sought more time to implement the new Central law.
Demanding the State’s intervention in lessening the woes of people, Congress leader Pradip Majhi opined that the government must launch awareness drive about the new law instead of imposing hefty fines on people.
Congress MLA Suresh Routray expressed similar views and alleged that the State government implemented the Act in hurry without considering its outcome.
BJP leader Prithviraj Harichandan termed the fine collection under the Act as exploitation and said cops do not have clarity about the fines under the new MV Act.