Not implementing amended Motor Vehicles Act as it's 'harsh': CM Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 will not be implemented in state as it too much for the people of state. She said, "I can't implement this Motor Vehicle Act right now because our government officials are of the opinion that if we implement it will over burden people." Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan have also reduced penalty amount. Earlier today, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway, Nitin Gadkari said that states can reduce penalties under new Motor Vehicles Act.