Man fined half the price of vehicle for traffic violations

traffic fine, Delhi, Gurugram, Gurgaon

Gurugram - The man said he had not violated any traffic rules.


Published: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 7:20 PM

Last updated: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 9:42 PM

A Delhi man has been fined a whopping Rs23,000 (Dh1,170) for riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet and also for not carrying important documents. That's half the average price of a motorcycle in India.

Gurugram Police issued the man, identified as Dinesh Madan, a challan on Monday for not carrying the documents including his driving licence, registration certificate of the motorcycle and the pollution certificate.

According to the challan copy, Madan was riding without his licence for which he was fined Rs5,000, Rs5,000 for not producing his registration certificate, Rs2,000 for not having a third-party insurance, Rs10,000 for violating air pollution standards, and another Rs1,000 for not wearing a helmet.

A resident of Geeta Colony in East Delhi, Madan was issued the challan opposite the district court in Gurugram.

"As Madan was not wearing his helmet, he was stopped by the on-duty traffic personnel. He was unable to produce his documents, when asked. Hence, the challan was issue," the traffic police officer at the location said.

Madan, however, said that he had not violated any traffic rule and the amount was hefty.

"I have not violated any traffic rules. They asked me to produce the documents in 10 minutes, which was impossible. They stopped me for not wearing the helmet and said that I have been penalised Rs1,000 for that," he added.

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