08 September 2019
Sambalpur: Breaking all records, a staggering fine amount of Rs 86,500 was imposed by Regional Transport Office to an errant truck driver as per the new Motor Vehicle Act (2019). This is the highest fine amount across all MV Act implementing states of India.
As per reports, one Ashok Yadav was stopped and documents checked at about 2 am on September 3 during a routine checking in Sambalpur. Traffic Inspector Ramakant Nayak found that while the truck was overloaded, the driver Yadav was driving without any proper documents.
Inspector Nayak imposed a total fine amount of Rs 86500 on the truck bearing number NL01 G1470 on accounts of:
1. General Offence- 500
2. Allowing unauthorized person to drive vehicle- 5000
3. Driving without valid DL- 5000
4. Carrying overload in goods vehicle- 56,000
5. Carrying over-dimension load- 20,000
While the total fine amount comes at a staggering Rs 86,500; it was settled to Rs 70,000.
The truck belongs to M/S BLA Infrastructure located at Ministerial Hill in Kohima, Nagaland. The driver hails from Hazaribag in Uttrakhand.