The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to amend the provisions under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. The Bill had earlier been passed by the Lok Sabha. The legislation was previously introduced in 2017 but couldn't pass the Rajya Sabha and lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The 2019 Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. The Bill aims to enforce stricter penalties for road traffic violations.
Here is a list of the proposed changes: