Jagan emulates reel-life avatar of Mahesh Babu, announces hefty fines for traffic violations

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Oct 2020 6:53 AM GMT
Jagan emulates reel-life avatar of Mahesh Babu, announces hefty fines for traffic violations

Vijayawada: Seemingly taking a cue from Mahesh Babu's hit movie 'Bharat Ane Nenu', Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government has decided to slap heavy fines on traffic violators in Andhra Pradesh.

As per the government order issued on Wednesday, the transport department ordered a uniform increase in the compounding fee on all vehicles.

The fine ranges from a minimum of Rs 150 for an offence like lack of horn or bulb to as high as Rs one lakh for making alterations in the vehicles in violation of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Here is the list of penalties for transport offences

Rs 10,000 for driving while speaking on mobile phones

Rs 10,000 for repeating offence of over-speeding

Rs 10,000 for driving vehicles which do not have permits

Rs 20,000 for overloading of a vehicle.

Rs 40,000 penalty, if a heavy vehicle does not stop when asked for checking its weight

Rs 10,000 for not giving way for emergency vehicles like ambulances

Rs 2,000 for unnecessary honking of a horn.

While the government is expecting to raise revenues, it is hoping that such a fine would bring discipline among the motorists.

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