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.
- 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.