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Section 201 – Motor Vehicles Act 1988

Motor Vehicles Act 1988


201. Penalty for causing obstruction to free flow of traffic.


(1) Whoever keeps a disabled vehicle on any public place, in such a manner, so as to cause impediment to the free flow of traffic, shall be liable for penalty up to fifty rupees per hour, so long as it remains in that position:


Provided that the vehicle involved in accidents shall be liable for penalty only from the time of completion of inspection formalities under the law:


1[Provided further that where the vehicle is removed by a Government agency, towing charges shall be recovered from the vehicle owner or person in-charge of such vehicle.]


2[(2) Penalties or towing charges under this section shall be recovered by such officer or authority as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, authorise.]


1. Ins. by Act 54 of 1994, sec. 59 (w.e.f. 14-11-1994).

2. Subs. by Act 54 of 1994, sec. 59, for sub-section (2) (w.e.f. 14-11-1994)



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