Statue on speed governors outdated: Minister

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Bangalore, Jul 3(UNI) Karnataka Transport Minister R Ashok today said that there was need amend Transport laws in the wake of better intrastructural facilities and statutes like mandatory installation of speed governors may become redundant.

Speaking to reporters here he said laws limiting the speed of the vehicles to just 65 km looked outdated now and implementation status regarding speed governors was becoming difficult by his department.

''There is a need for the changes in the laws as these days best quality high ways and motor vehicles with improved technology are available. The laws should help for their better performance and not hinder it,'' he opined.

Stating that the truck owners, who were taking part in the nation-wide strike for various demands, were opposing the implementation of the speed governors following the directions by the Karnataka High Court.

''I have appealed to the truck owners to withdraw the strike immediately and come for holding negotiations and the government would listen to their suggestions,'' he said.

Mr Ashok said he would be holding a meeting with his officials on whether to implement or make an appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court order on installing of the speed governors.

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