The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on August 28, 2019, has notified the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, 2019, that will be applicable with effect from September 1, 2019.
Important among the provisions are the provisions for enhanced penalties. For these provisions no further amendments are required in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.
For the rest, the Ministry has initiated the process of formulating the draft rules and as and when the process would be completed the relevant provisions would be notified for implementation.
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on July 31, 2019, after it was cleared by the Lok Sabha on July 23, 2019. The Bill was introduced by the Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Mr. Nitin Gadkari.