The truck that was issued the hefty challan in Odisha on August 10

Kohima: The regional transport office under the transport department of Odisha government on August 10 imposed a fine of Rs 6,53,100 over seven charges on a Nagaland-registered truck bearing registration number NL 08-D-7079 in Sambalpur. The matter came to light only on Saturday after a photo of the challan surfaced on social media.

As per the challan, out of the Rs. 6,53,100, a sum of Rs 6,40,500 was charged under the old Motor Vehicles Act as road tax from July 21, 2014 to September 30 this year.

A picture of the hefty challan that was issued to a Nagaland-registered truck in Odisha on August 10

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The other charges include Rs 100 for general offence; Rs 500 for disobedience of orders/obstruction; Rs 1,000 for violating air and noise pollution; Rs 5,000 for carrying passengers in a goods vehicle and Rs 1,000 for plying without insurance.

Earlier, the transport ministry has listed all laws that have come into effect from September 1 through a notification dated August 28. While most states have implemented the revised Motor Vehicles Act, 2019, Nagaland is yet to roll out the legislation in the state.

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