Traffic Fines in Mumbai: New Traffic Fines, Challan Rates

by IndianAuto Team | 03/04/2020
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If you are about to take out your vehicles for a spin on any stretch of roads in Mumbai, please know the new traffic fines in Mumbai before.

It is widely known that Mumbai is one of the biggest metro cities in India. Being a great economical, cultural and social centre of India, Mumbai is also the country’s most car-congested city at the same time. Driving around in Mumbai becomes a “nightmare” for many people.

“Mumbai has been bursting at the seams past few years, and if there is no control over the purchase or mobility of private cars across the city, commuting by road will be a nightmare” said Ashok Datar, a Transport expert.

According to some recent statistics, the number of road accidents in Mumbai were reported at approximately 2619 between January and October of 2018.

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Last year, Mumbai witnessed a huge dip of 18% in the road accidents compared to 2018, with 2348 cases reported in the same period. The decrease in the number of road collisions in the city can be largely attributed to the implementation of new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019, in which the traffic fines have been raised exponentially in many cities including Mumbai.

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In fact, after the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 took effect nationwide on Sep 1st, 2019, there were some states that refused to revise the traffic fines under the new Act. The sate of Maharastra, however, was among the pioneers to implement the penalty hikes, in an effort to lessen the roadside casualties and improve the safety among the road users. If you are planning to take your vehicle out for a spin on the roads of Mumbai, look at the new traffic fines in Mumbai before.

Violations

Old Traffic Fines

New Mumbai Traffic Fines

Riding without helmet (for rider & pillion rider)

Rs 100

Rs 1,000 with/ without licence disqualification, community service for 3 months

Driving without seatbelt

Rs 100

Rs 1,000 with/ without community service

Drunk driving

Rs 2,000

Rs 10,000 with/ without imprisonment of 6 months (first offence)

Rs 15,000 with/without imprisonment of 2 years (repeated offence)

Driving without a driving licence

Rs 500

Rs 5,000

Over speeding

Rs 400

Rs 1,000 – 2,000 (for light motor vehicle)

Rs 2,000 – 4,000 + licence seizure (for MPV/ HPV)

Riding/driving without Insurance

Rs 1,000

Rs 2,000 with/without imprisonment of 3 months, community service

Rs 4,000 for repeated offence

Riding/ driving with a handheld mobile phone

Rs 1,000

Rs 5,000

Racing, speeding

Rs 500

Rs 5,000 with/without imprisonment of 3 months, community service (first offence)

Rs 10,000 and imprisonment of up to 1 year, community service (for repeated violation)

Driving without required registration documents

-

Rs 5,000 (first offence)

Rs 10,000 (repeated offence)

Juvenile offences

-

Rs 25,000 with imprisonment of 3 years, registration cancellation for 1 year, juvenile ineligible for licence till the age of 25.

Obstructing the way of emergency vehicles

Rs 500

Rs 10,000 with/without community service

Overloading two-wheelers

Rs 100

Rs 2,000 and licence disqualification with/without community service of 3 months

Overloading four-wheelers

-

Rs 200 per each additional passenger

Riding/ driving while disqualification

Rs 500

Rs 10,000 with/without community service

Honking in silent areas

-

Rs 2,000

Rs 4,000 for repeated offence

Driving without ticket

Rs 200

Rs 500

Offering bribes

-

Double the amount of penalty payable based on the roadside offence

Not following the orders of authorities

Rs 500

Rs 2,000

Aggregators without driving licence

-

Rs 25,000 – Rs 1,00,000

Oversized operating vehicles

-

Rs 5,000 – Rs 10,000 with/without community service

As can be seen from the table, the traffic fines in Mumbai have been increased drastically due to the implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act. Therefore, you have none other choice without driving safely and obeying the traffic rules in Mumbai carefully while operating the two- or four-wheelers on the public roads.

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After the introduction of new traffic fines, the roadside mishaps in Mumbai have declined significantly. The new Motor Vehicle Act (Amended) is also anticipated to increase the average revenue accruing to the higher challan rates generated by the Government of Maharastra.

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