Kohima, September 14: A Nagaland truck owner by the name Shailesh Shankar Lal Gupta of Bethel colony, Phek Town was fined a staggering amount of Rs. 6,53,100 for various road rule violations at Sambalpur, Odisha on August 10 and the matter emerged on Saturday (September 14, 2019).
As per the report, Dilip Karta, the truck driver was stopped for a routine document check on August 10 by the Sambalpur Regional Transport Officers.
The traffic inspector found that the goods truck was carrying passengers. Upon further inspection, he found that Various other necessary documents of the truck was lacking so he imposed a total fine of Rs. 6,53,100/-
Various offences are listed below:
1. General offence – Rs. 100
2. Disobedience of orders/ obstruction – Rs. 500/-
3. Violating air/ noise pollution- Rs. 1000/-
4. Carrying passenger in goods vehicle- Rs. 5000/-
5. Using vehicle without permit- Rs. 5000/-
6. Plying without insurance- Rs. 1000/-
7. OMVT – Not paying tax from 21-7-2014 to 30-9-2019 – Rs. 6,40,500/-
With that he had probably become the first truck owner in India to be fined such a hefty price for traffic rules violation before the new Motor Vehicle Act, 2019 was implemented. The new act came into force on September 1, 2019 across the nation.
(News Source: ANI)