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21 November 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has collected Rs 13, 85, 00000 towards penalties in September and October after the new MV Act 2019 came into force as against Rs 20.06 crore collected during the corresponding period last year, informed Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera in reply to a question from BJP member Shankar Oram.

In the aforementioned months, Rs 244.64 crore was collected towards tax as against Rs 202 crore during the corresponding year last year, he added.

Giving details of the penalties collected, the Minister said that Rs 26.40 lakh was collected from vehicles plying without fitness certificate, Rs 51,000 from vehicles plying without 'Pollution Under Control'(PUC) certificate.

He has stated that fees amounting to Rs 30.84 crore have been collected for granting of new licences.

Challans have been issued to 6892 vehicles for non-deposit of taxes, 1340 for not having fitness certificates and 90 for not having PUC, the Minister said.

Since the implementation of the new MV Act 2019 in last September and October 9,81,325 online PUC have been issued, 35,1075 Learner's Licences, 50,314 Driving Licences and 49,389 fitness certificates have been issued, he added.