Bhubaneswar: September 14: Sambalpur Police fined a Nagaland-registered truck Rs.6.53 for seven traffic violations. But, this was not under the new Motor Vehicles Act. This is probably the first truck owner in India to pay such a hefty price for traffic rules violation.
During a routine checking in Sambalpur on August 10, Traffic Police Inspector noted that the truck was causing unnecessary obstruction and was also carrying passengers in a goods truck. Further, the truck was stopped and Police checked the documents.
Sambalpur Regional Transport Office (RTO) issued the Challan to driver Dillip Karta and truck owner Shailesh Shankar Lal Gupta bearing Registration number – NL 08 D 7079.
Out of the Rs 6.53 lakh, the truck owner was fined Rs 6,40,500 for not paying road tax for five years i.e from July 21, 2014 to September 30, 2019, under Odisha Motor Vehicles Taxation (OMVT) Act.
Besides, RTO of Sambalpur levied fine for not carrying documents, including vehicle insurance, violating air and noise pollution, carrying passengers on the goods vehicle and violating permit conditions.