The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
178. Penalty for traveling without pass or ticket and for dereliction of duty on the part of conductor and refusal to ply contract carriage, etc.
- Whoever travels in a stage carriage without having a proper pass or ticket with him or being in or having alighted from a stage carriage fails or refuses to present for examination or to deliver up his pass or ticket immediately on a requisition being made therefore, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.
Explanation.--In this section, “pass” and “ticket” have the meanings respectively assigned to them in section 124.
- If the conductor of a stage carriage, or the driver of a stage carriage performing the functions of a conductor in such stage carriage, whose duty is--
- To supply a ticket to a person travelling in a stage carriage on payment of fare by such person, either wilfully or negligently,--
- Fails or refuses to accept the fare when tendered, or
- Fails or refuses to supply a ticket, or
- Supplies an invalid ticket, or
- Supplies a ticket of a lesser value, or
- to check any pass or ticket, either willfully or negligently fails or refuses to do so, he shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.
- If the holder of a permit or the driver of a contract carriage refuses, in contravention of the provisions of this Act or rules made there under, to ply the contract carriage or to carry the passengers, he shall,--
- in the case of two-wheeled or three-wheeled motor vehicles, be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty rupees; and
- In any other case, be punishable with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees.