10K Penalty Slapped On Bus Drivers Each For Drunken Driving In Odisha

Cuttack: The Cuttack RTO on Monday slapped a fine of Rs 10,000  each on bus drivers for allegedly driving the vehicle in an inebriated condition. Both the bus drivers were enroute Kolkata from Cuttack.

The Chauliaganj Police identified both the drivers as Prafulla Chandra Muduli from Nayagarh and Kamal Giri from Hooghly,Kolkata and said they both were fined 10k each after the breath analyser test.

Both the bus were detained at the police station and they were arrested. The owner of the buses Ranubala Mallik and Shampa Shee were instructed to guard the vehicle at the police station at his own cost till finalisation of the case.

The Odisha State Transport Department (STA) had announced no violator of traffic rules will be spared. As per official sources, a massive crackdown on violators and strict enforcement of the amended Motor Vehicles (MV) Act 2019 will begin from January, 2021.

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