Delhiites Charged Big Fines as Motor Vehicles Act Comes Into Force
Challans as high as Rs 59,000 have been imposed on defaulters in the fist few days.
Following implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act 2019, Gurugram traffic police issued a mammoth challan of Rs 59,000 to a tractor trolley driver for multiple violations.
The tractor driver Ram Gopal, who is also an owner of the vehicle, was caught by traffic police after he jumped the red light at New Colony T-junction on Tuesday evening. When he was asked to present documents of the vehicle, he was unable to do so.
Subhash Bokan, PRO of Gurugram Police, said that the driver was not carrying a driving licence, registration certificate, vehicle fitness certificate, third-party insurance, or pollution certificate, and was booked for dangerous driving, disobeying police orders and disobeying traffic signal.
“The traffic cops have issued compound interest to the tune of Rs 59,000 to him. He was carrying bricks in a tractor trolley which also impounded by police.”Subhash Bokan, PRO, Gurugram Police
With this, Gurugram Police has imposed its third hefty penalty on traffic violators under the new traffic rules.
Earlier on Tuesday, a scooty driver was fined Rs 23,000 and an auto driver was served a Rs 32,500 challan by the police.
Challan’s Cost More Than the Vehicle
A man in Gurugram was fined Rs 23,000 on Monday, 2 September, for not having complete documentation, including his license. Dinesh Madan, a resident of East Delhi, was not even wearing a helmet, an India Today report said.
Reports online suggest that Madan’s Honda Activa was cheaper than the Rs 23,000 fine levied on him.
Apart from Madan, an auto driver in Gurugram was also asked to pay Rs 32,500 for violating traffic rules.
The auto driver was fined at the Bristol Chowk in Gurugram on Wednesday, 4 September and did not have his registration certificate, driver’s license, pollution certificate and insurance papers in place.
The Motor Vehicles Amendment Act, which came into force on 1 September, aims at stricter punishment for violation of traffic regulations.
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