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Mrunal Manmay Dash

Bolangir: A few days after Odisha Government relaxed rules under the New Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act for some violations like pollution and insurance of vehicles for three months, a commuter was today charged with a fine of Rs 22,500 over multiple charges in Kantabanji area of the district.

As per reports, one Sushant Kumar Meher was issued a challan amounting to Rs 22,500 by RTO official Lokanath Meher at Udinga on National Highway-42 during a routine checking.

The fine included Rs 10,000 for drunken driving, Rs 5000 for not having a valid driving license, Rs 5000 for dangerous driving, Rs 2000 for not obeying officials and Rs 500 for general offences. However, Sushant denied the charge of drunken driving.

On September 9, CM Naveen had announced a relaxation on traffic enforcement for a period of three months following public outrage over heavy fine under the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act.

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