NEW DELHI :
The government will present Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill in the upcoming Parliament session that begins June 17, transport minister Nitin Gadkari said.
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill aims to address issues pertaining to road safety, third party insurance, regulation of taxi aggregators, among others, needs Rajya Sabha’s approval to implement the proposed amendments.
Gadkari on Tuesday took over as the minister of road, transport and highways in National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA’s) second term. Apart from the current portfolio, he was also in charge of shipping, water resources and river development during 2014-19.
The government’s efforts to facilitate the introduction of electric bus, autorickshaw, use of biofuel will help in reducing air pollution level in the national capital, he said. He also said that the government is likely to meet the road construction target of 40 km per day in this financial year.
Gadkari is known to be one of the top performing ministers during NDA’s first term and is given the credit for giving a boost to the country’s infrastructure, in terms of better connectivity, as well as reviving projects that were stuck for many years.
Infrastructure creation has been an area of prime focus for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ahead of national polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had proposed to make capital investment of ₹100 lakh crore in infrastructure in the next five years if it returns to power.
The party also said it will build 60,000 km of national highways, connect all villages with rural roads and operationalise 100 new airports, modernise 400 railway stations and cover 50 cities with metros.