NHAI cracks down on overloaded vehicles

NHAI cracks down on overloaded vehicles

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to force overloaded vehicles off the road till the extra load is removed.

Transporters will have to bear the cost and the risk involved. This will be in addition to levying of penal charges of ten times the applicable fee at toll plazas that is presently imposed on overloaded vehicles, an official statement said.

“So far, the NHAI toll contractors/concessionaires, citing lack of space at toll plazas and other practical difficulties, have not been off-loading trucks and were only charging 10 times penalty for overloading,” it said.

The vehicle will be released only after the owner/driver pays the penalty equivalent to ten times the applicable fee, undertakes to off-load the extra weight and pays NHAI charges for towing and parking at prescribed rates, it added.

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