Truck owner fined Rs 6.53 lakh in Odisha’s Sambalpur, highest yet

Sambalpur: A truck owner from Nagaland was fined Rs 6,53,100  after being caught here in Odisha on August 10 for violating a slew of traffic rules.

With that, he had probably become the first truck owner in India to be fined such a hefty price for traffic rules violation before the new Motor Vehicle Act, 2019 was implemented. The new act came into force on September 1 across the nation.

According to reports, Sambalpur RTO issued the challan of the whopping amount to Dilip Karta, the driver of the truck bearing Regd No- NL 08 D 7079.

Katra was intercepted here at 4.56 pm on August 10 when he was coming from Kantapapali carrying passengers.

The truck owner was fined on charges of general offence, obstruction of traffic, violating air/noise pollution, carrying passengers in goods vehicle, using vehicle without route permit, plying without insurance and paying no tax from 21-7-2014 to 30-9-2019.

The truck belongs to Shailesh Shankar Lal Gupta of Bethel Colony, Phek Town in Nagaland.

On September 8, a truck driver here was penalised Rs 86,500 for violating a slew of traffic rules under the new Motor Vehicle Act, 2019.

Also Read: Truck Driver Issued Challan Of Rs 86500 Under Amended MV Act In Odisha

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