The Worldwide Street Federation (IRF) is a Geneva-based international highway security physique that works in the direction of a aim of higher and safer roads worldwide. Now the organisation has urged the Indian authorities to enact the Motor Car Modification Invoice within the upcoming session of the present parliament with out together with the clauses opposed within the invoice by some states and organisations.
The amended Motor Car Invoice goals to usher reforms within the transport sector. The invoice was handed by the Lok Sabha in 2017 and has been within the Rajya Sabha since then, pending approval. It was referred to a 24-member Choice Committee and is but to get the nod from the Higher Home.
“Provided that Indian roads witness over 5,00,000 highway accidents every year leading to about 1,47,000 fatalities, the Motor Autos Modification Invoice is a vital step in the direction of strengthening the authorized framework for bettering highway security in India. We urge the parliamentarians to cross the invoice within the coming session of the parliament with out amending the clauses opposed within the invoice. The passage of the invoice will assist shut main gaps within the legislative framework that governs highway security within the nation,” mentioned KK Kapila, chairman, Worldwide Street Federation (IRF).
“India is a signatory to the United Nation’s Brasilia Declaration with the target of reducing road fatalities by 50 percent by 2020,” he said. “The Bill seeks to amend the 30-year-old Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and aims to drastically improve road safety in the country monitored by the proposed National Road Safety Board. It also proposes to increase penalties for several traffic offences, ensure protection of good Samaritans and aims to bring about a unified license system,” He said.
He Further Stated “There are 91 clauses in the bill, out of which only a few clauses are being opposed by several states and associations and these require more clarification and discussion. Therefore, at least 95 percent of the bill has been accepted by all. The duly amended bill should be passed in the coming session of the Rajya Sabha,”.