Rs 86,500 challan issued to Truck Driver
The Truck Driver, who has been identified as Ashok Jadav, was asked to pay the fine by traffic officials on September 3 under the amended Motor Vehicles Act.
In what could be the heftiest fine on a traffic violator under the amended Motor Vehicles Act in the country, Sambalpur Regional Transport Office (RTO) has issued a challan of Rs 86,500 to a truck driver in Odisha.
Though the truck driver, who has been identified as Ashok Jadav, was asked to pay the fine on September 3, the picture of the challan went viral on social media on Saturday.
The truck, bearing Nagaland registration number NL01 G1470, was fined a whopping Rs 86,500 by transport officials under the amended Motor Vehicles Act. However, the matter was settled in Rs 70,000, after the driver produced some documents. The truck was then released on September 6 after Ashok paid the penalty.
According to reports, Ashok was fined for allowing an unauthorised person to drive (Rs 5,000), driving without a licence (Rs 5,000), overloading (Rs 56,000), carrying over dimension projections (Rs 20,000) and a general offence (Rs 500).
The officials of the Sambalpur RTO intercepted the truck while it was en route to Chhattisgarh from Talcher of Angul district.
The truck, which belonged to a Nagaland-based company BLA Infrastructure Private Limited, was loaded with a JCB machine.