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120 trucks entering Delhi fined for overloading

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a drive conducted earlier this month against overloaded commercial vehicles entering the city, the department and the NHAI imposed fines on 120 trucks, an said today.

The drive was carried out between July 2 and 7, and the trucks were charged with overloading at the Badarpur border toll plaza, he said.

Depending on their size, commercial vehicles are allowed to carry loads ranging between 16-35 tonnes.

The weigh-in machine at the Badarpur border toll plaza on the National Highway-2 help catch overloaded trucks. On other toll plazas, enforcement teams of the department have to do this based on estimates, the department said.

Action against overloaded vehicles that cause pollution and pose threats of accidents has been resumed, he said.

The trucks were fined Rs 2,000 for the first one ton above the prescribed weight limit. Thereafter, Rs 1,000 was charged for every additional ton of cargo they were carrying, the added.

An estimated number of one lakh goods trucks enter daily through 11 main entry points along borders with neighbouring states.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 13:50 IST
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