High traffic fines to avert road accidents: Nitin Gadkari


New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday defended the recent hike in traffic fines and described it as a deterrent which will promote road safety and avert accidents.

According to the Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, the higher fines are meant to save lives rather than augment revenue.

Gadkari said that states can decide to lower the fines imposed in their jurisdiction.

He added that the fines have been increased after 30 years.

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Nice and very thoughtful answer.
    People fail to understand their rights. Why blame when we ourselves need to have Civic sense?
    Do we know our corporators? Have we elected/voted them based on religion or community or party?
    How come we don't elect our MLAs based on performance? Every Mangalorean needs to think bout this.

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    This is in reply to Krishna , Udupi. yes power of election should be exercised.

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Where does the money collected from the fines go? A cash hungry BJP government is desperate for money to pay for trains and statues in Gujarat,

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  • Peacelover, India

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Nothing wrong in imposing high traffic violation penalties, it's done for the safety of commuters. In some countries Penalty is as high as 60,000 rupees plus 24 hours jail for jumping the traffic light.
    The only drawback is the people who implement this penalties ( traffic police), they are trying to screw each and every passenger. They will not allow people to leave even if everything is in order, they need to fill their pocket, if not they will abuse, and beat poor people and this ( bribery) has to stop.
    Secondly all the penalty recovered to be spent on repairing the roads, and to build more roads.

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  • Rajesh D., Mangalore, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Name and shame all the contractors and black list them if the roads are not up to the standard. Accidents will reduce automatically

    Regarding road safety, BJP & Congress utterly failed to create awareness, Shame on you looters.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, India

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    I think the way they increased traffic rules and fines , they should levy a heavy fine on road contractors too for not doing their job and for potholes all across India. Let’s loot the common people instead of fining the contractors who used sub standard materials for road construction

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  • Indian, India

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Govt wants to recover money from public, which govt has taken from RBI recently... this govt is looting public in the name of safety... 1000’s of people die on road only because of bad roads.. Will govt pay them???

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  • Jai Prakash, Kodagu

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    After collecting all fines..we hope infrastructure will be fine. Our whole system will be reviewed. Public ke paisa hai.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    How come Gujatat is giving 90% discount on the tariff ?

    Is the law differing from state to state ?

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    First implement fines for departments & Babus who do not work enough to provide better roads !!!.

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  • chris, MANGALORE

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    What about fines for Poor road condition and Pot Hole ,First please make Road condition as Proper road and then collect fine

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Dear Chris,

    u ask "What about fines for Poor road condition and Pot Hole "

    even there is fine for that too.... with all problems, there is election comes every 5 year, and the challen what we issue is more hefty than what we pay...

    if they fail, no worry which party or who is leader, they have to pay fine...
    even no one blame you for your challen, instead they give statement that "we accepts peoples mandate and work for country in opposition seat"

    Example is in front of us.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore, Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Any fines for the Government and local municipal authority for potholes, poor tarring of roads that cause damage to vehicles and accidents? Gadkari will disappear.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore, Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    There should be hefty fines plus compensation for reckless driving and killing pedestrians and other commuters.

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