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Union minister Nitin Gadkari defends hefty traffic fines

Updated : September 11, 2019 10:55 PM IST

The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday defended hefty traffic fines and said it's to ensure better safety for the people and not to boost the government's revenue.

Speaking to News18, Nitin Gadkari, road and transport minister, said, "People who do not respect the law will be more careful about violations in the future."

Gadkari said, "We want to save the life of people and we want to give better safety. Now, there is a problem that people do not have recognition and respect for the laws. If the people are not violating the law, then they do not have to pay anything. We have the highest accident numbers in the world. Life of people is more important than money. So, we are taking this measure to only save the life of the people."
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