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Mamata govt”s red light to new Motor Vehicles Act

Railing against “very harsh” penalties for traffic violations and raising the question of federalism, West Bengals Mamata Banerjee government has announced the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA), 2019, passed by Parliament, will not be implemented in the state.

Banerjee herself has publicly articulated her government”s opposition to the stringent provisions in the central legislation piloted by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

According to Banerjee, the Act would “overburden the people” particularly the poorer sections, with its steep fines and other penal provisions.

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