Truck owner pays 2L at court
The bulk of the fine was for overloading. The minimum challan for the offence under the new MVA rules is Rs 20,000, apart from Rs 2,000 to be paid for each extra tonne. The fine earlier was Rs 2,000 for overloading and Rs 1,000 for each extra tonne. “As per court guidelines, the truck was fined an additional Rs 20,000 for not covering the construction material it was carrying, which results in air pollution,” a transport department official said.
“Overloaded trucks are one of the most dangerous vehicles on the roads and lead to numerous fatal acci
dents. We carry out special drives against overloaded trucks,” he said.
“While we had caught and fined the truck on Wednesday night, the truck’s owner paid the total fine amount of Rs 2,00,500 at the Rohini court on Thursday,” he added.
On September 5, a goods truck registered in Rajasthan was slapped a fine of Rs 1.4 lakh for being overloaded and other offences. “Apart from being fined for overloading, the vehicle was also penalised for other offences including missing documents,” an official said. The truck was fined a total of Rs 1,41,700. “The fine was paid at the Rohini court,” he said.
( 2,000 for each extra tonne) Uncovered construction material | No registration certificate Both driver and owner will have to pay almost equal amounts separately, taking the total fine to