NEW DELHI: Expressing his inability to understand the protest against the amended motor vehicle law, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday asserted that the new provisions are aimed at curbing accidents and not earning revenue.
The Minister’s comments came against the backdrop of the strike by transporters, taxis and auto-rickshaws in the national capital on Thursday against the new law that provides for heavy penalties for traffic rule violations.
Gadkari said he was unable to comprehend why drivers in Delhi were opposing the new law as those who follow traffic rules need not fear and moreover the new Motor Vehicles Act was to save their lives.
The countries that have stringent traffic laws report very few or zero accidents, the minister noted while questioning that why cannot people be sensitive where so many people die in road accidents. (AGENCIES)