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Last Updated : Sep 13, 2019 01:00 PM IST | Source: PTI

Truck slapped penalty of over Rs 2 lakh for Motor Vehicles Act violations in Delhi

The truck, having a Haryana registration number, was challaned by an enforcement team of Transport Department on the GT Karnal Road on September 11, the official said

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The driver and the owner of a truck were slapped a total fine of over Rs 2 lakh in Delhi for various offences, including overloading and driving without a proper licence, under the amended Motor Vehicles Act which came into effect from September 1.

The amount of penalties is perhaps the highest in the country so far after implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019, a Delhi Transport Department official told news agency PTI on September 12. The truck, having a Haryana registration number, was challaned by an enforcement team of Transport Department on the GT Karnal Road on September 11, the official said.

Since the implementation of the amended MV Act on September 1, this is the highest amount of fine imposed for violation of norms in Delhi, the report said. Earlier, a truck from Rajasthan was challaned with a fine of Rs 1.41 lakh for overloading and other offences.

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The enforcement team challaned the truck for a total amount of Rs 2,00,500 for various offences. These included not having a driving licence, pollution under test (PUC) certificate, registration certificate, fitness test, insurance, permit violation and not wearing seat belt, the official said.

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The truck was slapped a penalty of Rs 20,000 for overloading, with an additional fine of Rs 36,000 for carrying 18 tonnes above the permissible limit. Each extra tonne of overloading carries a fine of Rs 2,000 under the amended Act, he added.

The total amount of penalty included Rs 1,31,000 for violation of traffic norms and Rs 69,500 on the truck owner. The penalty was paid at the Rohini court on September 12, the official said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published on Sep 13, 2019 12:58 pm
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