Transporters to face penalty


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 16, 2018: Manipur transport department has declared to penalise against vehicles that are transporting with excessive weights along the Imphal – Moreh road.

An order issued by C. Arthur Worchuiyo, director, transport said it has been brought to the notice that a good no. of 207 Tata diesel (1 Tonner) and other types of vehicles including Maruti vans (without conversion to commercial category) and buses are operating in the Imphal – Moreh sector transporting goods with excessive weights which is in-violation  of section 113 (Limits of weight and limitation on use) of the MV Act’ 1988 or in other words these vehicles are operating with the laden weights of which exceed the gross vehicles weight specified in the certificates of registration and  in certain cases without obtaining requisite documents such as Route Permits/FCs/ICs/PUCs which are in total violation of the previous of MV Act/Rules.

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It said the irregularities committed by these vehicles amount to public nuisance and also become a deep concern on the part of Law Enforcing Agencies for ensuring safety of human lives and public properties.

Such offences will be booked and be penalised under the relevant provisions of Motor Vehicles Act’ 1988 such as section 177 (General provision for the punishment of offences), 184 (Driving dangerously), 192 (Using vehicles without registration or FC), 192-A (Using vehicle without permit), 194 (Driving vehicle exceeding permissible weight) and 196 (Driving un-insured vehicle), said the order.

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Transport Societies/Association/Unions and all concerned stake holders are appealed to co-operate in enforcing MV Act/Rules and not to commit such irregularities/offence in violation of the MV Act/Rules with immediate effect in public interest.


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