New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) All political parties have been asked to give their objections and propose amendments on the Motor Vehicles Bill in writing by Monday, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.
All the suggestions would be examined by the ministry and a written reply would be submitted to Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, Gadkari said after an all-party meeting here.
This will be followed by another all-party meeting and if matters are not resolved, the Deputy Chairman may decide to refer the bill to Select Committee, he said.
The opposition parties have been demanding that the Motor Vehicles Bill be referred to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha as some of its provisions are too harsh.
Gadkari said there is an “imperative need” to bring the act expeditiously in the interest of the people and any delay will lead to “unnecessary and preventable loss of lives”.
The bill — which aims to bring radical reforms in the transport sector — was passed by the Lok Sabha last year but got stuck in the Rajya Sabha.