New Delhi: Barely two days after the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2019, a Delhi resident was fined a challan of Rs 23,000 by the Gurugram Police on Tuesday for flouting several rules.
The challan listed out his offences as, ‘Driving without a licence’, ‘Driving without a registration certificate’, ‘Driving without third party insurance’, ‘Violating air pollution’, ‘Driving without helmet or turban’.
The person identified as Dinesh Madan was fined near the Gurugram court. Speaking to news agency ANI, Madan said, “I am shocked and have not been able to sleep at night. This amount is very big. I told the cops that all documents are at home and I will show it to but they asked for my keys and said that my scooter will be impounded.”
Driving without a licence now attracts a penalty of Rs 5,000; driving without a helmet has a fine of Rs 1,000 among other hefty fines.
Reportedly, Madan has refused to pay the fine since he says his second-hand scooter itself costs Rs 15,000. He is learned to have left his scooter with the authorities.
Changes in some penalties are listed below:
|Section/ Offence||Old Penalty||New Penalty (Minimum)|
|General (177)||Rs 100||Rs 500|
|Rules of road regulation violation (new 177A)||Rs. 100||Rs 500|
|Travelling without a ticket (178)||Rs 200||Rs 500|
|Disobedience of orders of authorities (179)||Rs 500||Rs 2000|
|Unauthorized use of vehicles without a licence (180)||Rs 1000||Rs 5000|
|Driving without a licence (181)||Rs 500||Rs 5000|
|Driving without qualification (182)||Rs 500||Rs 10,000|
|Oversized vehicles (182B)||New||Rs 5000|
|Over speeding (183)||Rs 400||Rs 1000 for LMV, Rs 2000 for Medium Passenger Vehicle|
|Dangerous driving penalty (184)||Rs. 1,000||Up to Rs 5000|
|Drunken driving (185)||Rs 2000||Rs 10,000|
|Speeding/ Racing (189)||Rs 500||Rs 5,000|
|Vehicle without a permit (192A)||Up to Rs 5000||Up to Rs 10,000|
|Aggregators (violations of licensing conditions) (193)||New||Rs 25,000 to Rs 1,00,000|
|Overloading (194)||Rs 2,000, and Rs 1,000 per extra tonne||Rs 20,000, and Rs 2,000 per extra tonne|
|Overloading of Passengers (194A)||N.A.||Rs 1000 per extra passenger|
|Seat Belt (194 B)||Rs 100||Rs 1,000|
|Overloading of two-wheelers (194 C)||Rs 100||Rs 2,000, Disqualification of license for 3 months|
|Not providing way for emergency vehicles (194E)||New||Rs 10,000|
|Driving without insurance (196)||Rs 1,000||Rs 2,000|
|Offences by Juveniles (199)||New||Guardian/ Owner shall be deemed guilty. Rs 25,000 with 3 years imprisonment. Juvenile to be tried under JJ Act. Registration of Motor Vehicle to be cancelled.|
|Power of officers to impound documents (206)||N.A.||Suspension of driving licence under sections 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D, 194E,|
|Offences committed by enforcing authorities (210B)||N.A.||Twice the penalty under the relevant section|