Plea on MV Bill
GUWAHATI, Sept 20: Ahead of a crucial meeting of the Select Committee appointed by the Parliament to examine and suggest the passage of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017, the Consumers’ Legal Protection Forum has sent a letter to Dr. Viy Sahastrabuddhe, Chairman of Select Committee (MVA Bill ,2017) and its members requesting him to support the passage of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017 in the upcoming winter session of Parliament and save 413 lives which are lost in road accidents every day. Once the bill is cleared from the Rajya Sabha, it will ensure the formation of a new stricter law which will help in saving precious human lives lost in road accidents every year.
According to the annual publication ‘Road Accidents in India-2016’, a report released by Ministry for Road Transport and Highways 4,80,652 road accidents, 1,50,785 road traffic deaths took place and 4,94,624 persons were injured. “Everyday 1,317 accidents take place and 413 persons killed on Indian Roads. This is massacre on the roads. In Assam, death in road accident has shown an increasing trend. In 2016, 2,572 persons have lost their lives. In 2015, 2,397 were killed in road accidents, in 2014, 2,522 and in 2013, 2,441 were killed. States like Assam,” the report said.