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‘Parliament nod to Motor Vehicles Bill likely in next session’

Parliament is likely to give its nod to the new Motor Vehicles Bill in the next session and the new legislation will transform the sector, making it transparent and corruption-free, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

“I am confident that we will get Parliament nod on the new Bill in the next session. It will transform the entire sector, making it transparent and corruption-free,” Gadkari told reporters after launching a web portal for online approval for movement of heavy cargo.

Seeking to come down heavily on traffic offenders, the government today proposed steep penalties of up to Rs 3 lakh along with a minimum 7-year imprisonment for death of a child in certain circumstances, besides huge fines for driving violations.

Gadkari said launch of the web portal for online approval of movement of Over Dimensional (OD) and Over Weight Cargo (OWC) has removed one of the biggest hurdles on the way of ‘Make In India’ campaign.


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