Motorcyclist fined Rs 22,500 for traffic violations in Odisha’s Balangir
Balangir: Days after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik relaxed the implementation of the new Motor Vehicles Act in the state for three months, a motorcyclist was fined a hefty Rs 22,500 for a slew of traffic violations in Balangir district on Sunday.
The amended traffic rules Act came into force on September 1.
According to reports, Sushant Kumar Meher, who was riding a two-wheeler, was intercepted at Kuruli Chhak in the outskirts of Kantabanji by a joint team of the Regional Transport Office (RTO) personnel and local police.
Meher allegedly argued with the officials over the traffic checking. Later, he was handed a challan for Rs 22,500 over multiple traffic rule violations.
The total amount of fine against Meher includes Rs 500 for general offence, Rs 2000 for disobeying orders of the enforcement agency, Rs 5000 for failing to produce valid Driving Licence, Rs 5000 for rash driving and Rs 10,000 for riding under the influence of alcohol.
Meanwhile, Kantabanji police seized Meher’s bike as he refused to pay the fine.