If rape occurs in rail, ban the rail : Central Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi(IANS): Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday opposed the ban on some taxi services saying there was a need to fix the system instead. Gadkari’s remarks came in the backdrop of a Uber cab driver raping a 25-year-old MNC employee on December 5.

If rape occurs in rail, ban the rail : Central Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari said, “Train main hua to train band kar de, bus main hua to bus band kar de, taxi main hua to taxi band kar de, iss tarah ki baat theek nahi hai. (It is not right to shut down the service. If the incident has happened in train, then shut down train, if it happens in bus, then shut down bus and if in taxi, then shut down taxi. Such steps are not right).”


He added that the government will look to change the Motor Vehicle Act and have a central information database for all drivers. “This incident has happened because of driving licences,” he said.

The Delhi Police has registered a FIR against the accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav on charges of allegedly forging documents and submitting a fake verification certificate.
Gadkari will make a presentation before Prime Minister at 6 PM for bringing changes to Motor Vehicle Act.