Bus owner fined whopping Rs 6.7 lakh in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Owner of a bus was fined Rs 6,72,445 due to violation of various traffic norms and non-payment of tax for two years in Odisha.

The vehicle carrying 27 passengers from Boudh to Bhubaneswar was intercepted by RTO officials in Boudh district on February 3 for checking of documents, during which the violations came to fore.

The bus owner, identified as Tallat Parween of Badagada Brit Colony in Bhubaneswar, was fined Rs 5,000 as the vehicle lacked fitness certificate, Rs 500 for general offence, Rs 10,000 for violating permit conditions, Rs 2,000 as the bus was playing without insurance and Rs 6,54,945 towards tax pending from March 1, 2018 to March 3, 2020.

The bus was seized after issuance of challan, reports said.

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