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Road Offences and Penalty Amounts Fines in Mumbai 2016

“2016, Mumbai road safety and to reduce the increased offences, Mumbai traffic police / RTO has put up strict penalties for listed traffic offences. The old and latest fines (Amount in Rs.) have huge difference along with the imprisonment, and the fear for those breaking road rules may pay fines and also go to jail for 2 to 3 years. Below are the strict rules laid down by traffic department of Mumbai. Also see updates as of May 2015 related to honking and January 2016 about introduced E-Challan system, a machine which used credit & debit card to collect fines..”

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Road Traffic Offences and Fines

Road Traffic Offences and Fines

3rd August 2016, Revised Penalties

Effective 3rd August 2016, The revised Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) according to the new amendment bill passed for immediate safety and strict rule implementation. The revised / new penalties for all major road offences have been increased by 5 times and few to up to 10 times the current penalty amount which was very low. Below is the printable copy along with updated table of revised traffic penalties for Mumbai road.

NOTE : * Marked are new sections.

MVA Section Traffic Offence Old Penalty Charges (Rs INR) Revised Penalty Charges (Rs INR)
177 General 100 500
177A Road Rules Violation 100 500
178 Travel Without Ticket 200 500
179 Orders Didn’t Followed (Disobedience) Given By Authorities 500 2000
180 Unautorized use of Vehicles Without Licence 1000 5000
181 Driving Without Licence 500 5000
182 Driving Despite Disqualification 500 10000
182 B Oversize vehicles *   5000
183 Over Speeding 400 1000 (Light Weight), 2000 (Medium Passenger Vehicle)
184 Dangerous Driving Penalty 1000 5000
185 Drink and Driving 2000 10000
189 Speeding OR Racing 500 5000
192 A Vehicle Without Permit Upto 5000 Upto 10000
193 Aggregators (Violations of licencing conditions) *   25000 to 100000
194 Overloading 2000, 1000 Per Every Extra Tonne 20000, 2000 Per Every Extra Tonne
194 A Overloading of passengers (Example : 4th Seat of Auto) *   Rs 1000 per extra passenger
194 B Not Wearing Seat Belt 100 1000
194 C Overloading of Two Wheelers 100 2000, Licence Disqualified for 3 months
194 D Driving Without Helmets 100 1000, Licence Disqualified for 3 months
194 E Not Giving Way to Emergency Vehicles *   10000
196 Driving Without Insurance 1000 2000
199 Offences by Juveniles *   Vehicle Owner / Guardian fined 25000 with 3 Years Jail. Juvenile Offender under JJ Act, Vehicle Registration will be Cancelled.
206 Power of Officers to impound documents   Driving licenses will be suspended Under Section 183, 184, 185, 189, 190, 194C, 194D and 194E
210 B Offences committed by enforcing authorities   Double the penalty under thay section

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About Fines Challans One Must Know

Lately in 2016, i came across a nice information page by Daily Bhaskar about rights of a citizen and details about Officer level and restrictions, Fines / Penalties and Challans. Below is the same.

  • When traffic police stopped for any reasons, The ‘constables’ on duty cannot seize your car or pull out the keys. They have no legal rights to do that.
  • Arresting an offender and asking for PUC (Pollution Under Control) cannot be done by traffic constable, Neither they can arrest you.
  • A police in traffic situation can only assist you. Fine collection is legally allowed to only Sub-Inspector and above designation.
  • 4 Reasons for which your license can be seized which are Jumping Red Signal, SMS / Social activities anything with phone while driving, Caught in over loaded car, Drink Drive situation.
  • Head constable can fine up to Rs.100 only, Officer of level ASI and SI can charge fines beyond Rs.100
  • An officer without uniform cannot stop, charge or fine you.
  • What original / Xerox documents to keep while driving : Driving License (Original), PUC (Original), Vehicle RC (Registration Copy Xerox), Insurance Certificate (Xerox).
  • Helmet for 2 wheelers are exemption for sikh community person wearing a turban and a person with mastoid surgery.
  • Spot Fine / Challans : You need to pay your fines on the spot. In case you don’t have money your driving license will be surrendered and upon paying fine in the given period will be issued again. But this can be a hectic situation consuming time and travel.
  • Notice Fine / Challans : If a traffic offender in Mumbai manages to flee away, He will receive a notice challan to visit department within a month and pay required fine. If not done within period time, Challan will be forwarded to court for further proceedings.
  • Court Challans : Penalty OR / AND imprisonment is what the offender may attract if caught for serious situations like Drink drive. Challan will be issued and penalty has to be paid inside court.

Mumbai Road Offences and Fines

Road Traffic Offence Old Fines and Penalties(Rs.) Latest Amount(Rs.)
Driving Without Perfect Valid Driving License, All (2,3 and 4 Wheelers) Vehicles Rs.300
Allowing Other Friend/Person to Drive Your Car Without Valid License. Rs.300
Driving Without License and Other Required Documents like RC Book, Insurance etc Rs.100
Driving 2 Wheeler with more then 1 Pillion rider (Applicable For Bikes etc) Rs.100
Creating Obstruction For Traffic Rs.100
Parking in No Parking Zone Rs.100
Violating Traffic Signal and Driving Wrong Side of Road Rs.100
Cutting Lanes and Driving in No-Entry Zone Rs.100
Rash Driving using Musical Horn Rs.500
Talking On Mobile Phones while Driving Rs.100
One Handed Rash Driving and Caught Rs.500
Disobeying Traffic Police Hand Signals Rs.200
Giving False Information to Traffic Police Rs.200
Charging Excess On Auto Meters (3 Wheelers Autos) Rs.50
Driving with Learning License But Without ‘L’ Sign on Vehicle Rs.100
Driving Without Helmet (Two Wheelers) Rs.100
Reversing Vehicle Negligently Rs.100
Not Using Safety Belts (For 4 Wheeler Vehicles Like Car etc) Rs.100
Honking (Beeping Horn) in Silence Zone of Road Rs.100 to Rs.500 (See Updates On Honking Rules Fines in Mumbai)
Vehicles with Dark Glasses Rs.100
Improper Number Plate (All vehicles : Auto) Rs.100 & Rs.50
Driving Above Allowed Speed Limits Rs.200
Driving when unfit Phisically or Mentally. Rs.100
Racing on Mumbai Roads Without Permissions Rs.300
Alcohol Drunk (Drink and Drive), See also the below link for details on drink and drive panelties. Rs.2000
Driving Through One Way Restricted Roads (All Vehicles : Autos) Rs.100 : Rs.50
Taking U-Turn On Roads Restricted to (All Vehicles : Autos) Rs.100 : Rs.50
Lane Cutting Rs.100 : Rs.50
Driving Vehicle at High Speed (Excessive/Above Rules Limits)
First Time Offence Rs.400 Rs.1000
Repeated Rs.1000 Rs.2000 to 5000
Breaking / Jumping Traffic Signals
First Time Offence Rs.100 Rs.500
Repeated Rs.300 Rs.1000 to 1500
Driving Without Helmet or Seat Belt
First Time Rs.100 Rs.500
Repeated Offence Rs.300 Rs.1000 to 1550
Drink and Drive Fine (See Drink & Drive Penalties for details )
First Time Rs.2000 or Six Months Jail or BOTH Rs.2000 to 5000 and/or Jail For 6 to 24 months (2 years).
Repeated Offence Rs.3000 or 2 years jail Rs.8000 to 10000 AND 3 to 4 years of Jail
Rough / Rash Or Negligent Driving
First Time Offence Rs.1000 or 6 Month Jail or Both. Rs.1000 and/or 6 Month Jail
Repeated Rs.2000 or 2 years Jail or BOTH (If Offence repeated within 3 years of previous charges) Rs.2000 to 5000 and / or 6 month Jail
On Call or Sms While Driving
First Time Rs.100 Rs.500
Repeated Rs.300 Rs.2000 to 5000

Parking Offences

Updates January 2015 : New rules for car parking along with rates per hour have been updated and pay park policies related have been listed. Complete details on same is available here.

According to Rules Of Regulations 1989 and Motor Vehicles Act 1988, Below are the listed ‘No Parking Rules’ (Offences) and all of them are charges Rs.100 as Penalty if broken. Request to always use pay parking location to avoid any offences and penalties. You might also like to see Offences and Penalties report 2008 to 2014.

  • If you parked in a way which creates OBSTRUCTIONS.
  • On Authorized taxi stands or within 15 Meter area of BEST bus stand.
  • If not parked in correct manner.
  • Parking on any flyover bridges or at any of the listed traffic islands.
  • At locations with sign boards saying NO PARKING ZONE.
  • Illegal parking is also when parked on footpath or at pedestrian crossing.
  • In front of any residential or commercial building gates.

Towing Charges

Vehicle Type Towing Charges (INR. Rs)
Two Wheeler (Bike, Cycles etc) 180
Cars and Jeeps (Low Weight) 360
Taxi ( All Type Cabs) 270
Auto Rickshaw 180
Tempo 540
Truck, Tankers and Other Trailer (Heavy Vehicles) 1080

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See Also : Road Traffic Rules and Signs and Driving Rules For Mumbai.

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Paying Fines via E-Challan System

One of the major moves by traffic department of Mumbai, Introduction of E-Challan machines to collect fines and penalty amounts that till date were paid in cash. Traffic cops use to give back receipt (pavti in Hindi) upon paying actual amount, and few use to bribe and take bribe accepting cash Rs.100 (Just an example) when the actual offence attracts Rs.500 legally.

Trying to bring end to the corruption in department, About E-Challan machines which is a wireless device which will accept only Debit and Credit cards to deduct fine amount from citizens who break rules. About one thousand such machines will be given to traffic police which are centrally connected to a database inside a data centre of servers which device connects and updates the information details about offenders. With every fine amount, Rs.9.5 will be extra charged on Debit / Credit card as convenience charge towards the easy to use device.

What about those who do not carry such electronic debit or credit cards ? Traffic department gives a time period of 15 days within which the offender has to pay the requested fine amount via NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) also commonly called a medium of ‘wire transfer’ or ‘Online Payment’. Fail to pay the fines within 15 days, from 16th day Rs.10 extra be added for every next day till you pay. Police are further planning to increase the devices upon successful workout of initial 1000 devices and also to introduce prepaid cards as an alternative option which like any other smart card has money added already via some E-Wallet or R-Wallet. Does that mean, whoever will use that prepaid cards are confident of doing any of the listed road offences in Mumbai city or else the card amount will expire / be unused ? (Just kidding).

Very good idea and nice initiative, But does that means ‘Sou Rupiya Lo Baat Khatam Karo’ (Bribing with Rs.100 note and saying finish the matter here and let me go) kind things will not happen. Getting rid off every loop hole to make this system powerful / uncorrupted is very important and i am waiting for same to be updated here. Till then have a safe journey, Hope you cards are never swiped in E-Challan machine.

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