Delhi Traffic Police on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs two lakh and five hundred to a truck driver for violating traffic rules. The truck owner, identified as Ram Krishan was intercepted at Mubaraka Chowk near Rohini.
Going by the reports, Ram Kishan had a permit to carry load weighing not more than 25 tonne. But when his truck was caught by the police, the weight of the load was 43 tonne – 18 tonne more than the permit limit.
Moreover, he was reportedly not carrying his driving license and other documents related to the ownership of the truck.
As reported in an article of Zee News, the breakup of the fine imposed on him by the Transport Department of Delhi is as follows:
- Overloading – Rs. 20,000+ Rs. 36,000 (Rs. 2,000 for each extra tonne. The truck had 18 extra tonnes)
- Without driving license – Rs. 5,000
- Without registration certificate – Rs. 10,000
- Without fitness – Rs. 10,000
- Permit violation – Rs. 10,000
- Without insurance – Rs. 4,000
- Pollution under control certificate – Rs. 10,000
- Uncovered construction material – Rs. 20,000
- Not wearing the seat belt – Rs. 1,000
Krishan was directed to pay the hefty amount, highest fines till now, at Rohini Court, which can also reduce the penalty if all the valid documents are produced before it.
Since the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act on September 1, traffic police across the country are coming down heavily on those who are violating the new rules.