The bill provides for a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund which would provide compulsory insurance cover to all road users in India for certain types of accidents.
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill is being debated in Rajya Sabha to address the issues of third party insurance, regulation of taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber and road safety.
The bill was referred to a select panel for recommendations, after it was introduced in Rajya Sabha in April 2017.
The bill which was passed in the Lower House of the Parliament is seeking 68 amendments and insertion of 28 new sections in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Here are the key highlights of the bill:
Despite the recommendations made by the select committee, the bill has many lacuna to fill:
First Published: IST