Transport laws need amendments: K'taka minister

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Bangalore, Jul 4 (UNI) Karnataka Transport Minister R Ashok said there was a need to amend transport laws, in the wake of better infrastructural facilities, like mandatory installation of speed governors to vehicles in the state.

Talking to newspersons here yesterday, he said laws limiting the speed of vehicles to just 65 km looked outdated now and implementation status regarding speed governors was becoming difficult by his department.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 changes in the laws as best quality high ways and motor vehicles with improved technology are available these days,'' he opined.

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

Appealing to the truck owners to withdraw their strike immedaitely, he said the government was ready for negotiations and listen to their suggestions.

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

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