GUWAHATI: Consumer Legal Protection Forum, Assam and Consumer VOICE, New Delhi based consumer protection organization working to promote road safety, appreciated the efforts of the Assam government for the implementation of New Motor Vehicles Act, 2019. On the eve of 31st National Road Safety Week, in a letter to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, the civil society organizations applaud the work of department considering its implementation of rules for road safety.
Advocate Ajoy Hazarika, Secretary, CLPF said, “The most effective ways to reduce road crash deaths is through strengthening road safety laws. We appreciate the initiatives taken by the Transport Department, Assam in implementing and enforcing the new rules laid down in the MVA, 2019. We hope that the offences related to violation of road safety norms in Assam will decline further in future. As a result of such efforts 43,693 offence cases have been registered from April to September, 2019 against 19,474 cases in 2018 as per data available with the Lead Agency of Road Safety, Assam. There has been 170% increase in collection of compounding fee from April to November for the year 2019-20 with that of 2018-19 from Rs. 11.07 crore to Rs. 29.88 crore.”
Ashim Sanyal, COO, Consumer VOICE, Delhi said, “we congratulate the government of Assam for taking strict steps to implement the new rules in the state towards road safety.”