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If Shah Bano case verdict can be reversed, why not traffic fines, asks Maharashtra Transport Minister


If a court decision in the Shah Bano case could be reversed then why couldn’t amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act that have raised traffic fines manifold also be rolled back, Maharashtra’s Transport Minister Diwakar Raote asked on Friday.

Poll-bound Maharashtra has decided to put on hold the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, and termed the new fines ‘exorbitant’. Mr. Raote has also written a letter to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari requesting reductions in the fines.

“People’s sentiments need to be taken into consideration always,” said Mr. Raote, addressing a press conference. “If ...


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