After proposing to modify the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, the Centre is now planning to change rules for the Shipping Industry, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said.
“In Shipping we are very much backward. We need all kinds of infrastructure. All laws are old. It should be thrown out,” Gadkari said at a meeting organised by the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry here late last night. The Ministry, after observing that the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 was old and required modifications, announced its decision to change it recently.
“We have the 1988 Motor Vehicles Act. We are going to change it. We do not need an RTO (Regional Transport Office). There was corruption of crores of rupees (in RTO offices) and we are going to stop it,” he said.