PANAJI: Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho has said that the new Motor Vehicle Act will be implemented as soon as the roads in the state are repaired
“The govt expects the high penalties prescribed by the New Motor Vehicle Act to act as deterrents for traffic rule violations and not to only penalize people,” said Godinho
He said “Don’t break the law don’t pay the fine, should be the mantra,” he added. The Minister was speaking at the program organised for distribution of Rs 2 lakh each compensation to 24 families of accident victims,”
The minister further defended the hike in fuel prices by stating, “ It is not ideal to hike fuel prices. But Central govt has given number of schemes to the people. The hike in fuel is necessitated as a consequence of that. Money has to come from somewhere for development, schemes, salaries, pensions etc”.
He further went on to add that these could be temporary measures and fuel prices may be lowered once the necessary comfort level is achieved.
“Rs 300 crore received from the center will not be used on any celebrations. Rs 100 crore will be used for infrastructure development, maintenance of monuments of historical importance, govt schemes etc.,” he asserted