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.