Odisha: 115 vehicles penalised in 12-hour special drive for MV Act violations


Cuttack, April 28: As many as 115 vehicles were penalised for not complying with the safety standards of MV Act in a 12-hour State-wide special drive held between 8 PM of Wednesday and 8 AM of Thursday by the enforcement squad of State Transport Authority (STA), said an official release today.

According to a STA release around 1,511 vehicles were checked out of which 95 vehicles have been seized for the MV offences. Some of the vehicles did not have Rear Under-Ride Protection Device (RUPD) & Side Under-ride Protection Device (SUPD) for which fatal accidents are taking place for side and rear collision. Many of the vehicles did not have back light, brake light and side indicator lamps. Fitness Certificate (FC) of such vehicles were cancelled.

The hyva, tipper, dumpers & other such similar category vehicles carrying sand, fly ash, chips etc. are often found plying while flouting MV rules, it said.

Fines have been imposed against other vehicles for various offences.

“Around 78 were found to be overloaded and 68 vehicles were driving with excess speed. The vehicles plying with overload were detained and the excess load was offloaded after compounding of challan,” it said.

These vehicles are mostly being driven by person having no valid Driving License; often driven by helpers in reckless manner. On checking it was found that almost 151 of the drivers did not have valid DL, e-challan has been issued for the offence, it added.

“Around 72 vehicles were plying without valid tax, 70 of them didn’t have valid permit and 86 did not have valid insurance. A total of 54 drivers were found driving under influence of alcohol. Around 333 vehicles were issued challan for other offences as well. Enforcement squads have been asked to conduct such drives at regular intervals,” it further stated.

The Transport Department has launched a massive drive against vehicles who openly disregard Motor Vehicle (MV) rules.

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