AMENDMENT OF THE MOTOR VEHICLES ACT IN KERALA

AMENDMENT OF THE MOTOR VEHICLES ACT IN KERALA-

The Kerala government is looking under some considerations to make amendments in some clauses of the Motor Vehicles Act.

  • This is especially regarding removing the waste. In the Assembly, the Transport Minister of Kerala, Anthony Raju made these announcements.
  • These amendments will be making it mandatory for the motor vehicles that remove waste to get permitted from the concerned local authorities in Kerala.

WASTE CARRYING MOTOR VEHICLES-

This step for amending the Motor Vehicles Act was done keeping in the mind the constant harm that our environment is facing.

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  • Pollution is increasing constantly in the country, and if major steps are not taken, more damage can be seen.
  • It is often seen that the motor vehicles carrying the waste in many areas do not always follow the correct guidelines that waste collecting vehicles should follow.
  • There are many waste-collecting motor vehicles that dump all the collected waste in public places.
  • And this creates a serious health hazard to the public and also harms the environment.

PUNISHMENT FOR VIOLATING THE RULES-

Anthony Raju also mentioned that there are sections in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 where actions against such vehicles can be taken.

  • According to Section 190 (2), any person who drives or causes or allows to be driven in any public place a motor vehicle that violates the standards that are mentioned regarding the road safety, control of air or noise pollution is liable to punishment in the first offense itself.
  • For the first offense, the violator will be challaned and will be charged a fine of Rs 1000.
  • For the second offense or any subsequent offense, the violator will be charged a fine of Rs 2000.
  • There is also a provision for suspending the violator’s license.
  • Anthony Raju further elaborated that in Section 79 of the Motor vehicles Act, permits in regards to motor vehicles carrying goods are mentioned, but vehicles collecting waste are not specified.
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