The owner of Porsche 911 Sports Car paid Rs 27.68 lakh towards pending taxes, interest, and penalty to get back his vehicle that was impounded for lack of valid documents.
The Porsche 911 Sports Car price starts at Rs 1.82 crore. This is one of the Top Model Cars from Porsche that runs with a 2981cc engine and provides mileage up to 9.0kmpl.
After paying the money to the Ahmedabad Regional Transport Office (RTO), Ranjit Desai, the car owner took back his confiscated car from the city traffic police on Tuesday. The Porsche 911 Car was impounded in November.
“RTO Slaps a fine of total Rs 27.68 lakh on Porsche Car which was detained during a routine check by Ahmedabad Traffic West Police for not having required documents. One of the highest fine amounts charged in the country ever”, the traffic police tweeted on Wednesday.
The Ahmedabad traffic police shared the photo of the RTO receipt on its Twitter and claimed that the fine of Rs 27.68 lakh was the highest ever in India.
This car was stopped at Helmet crossroad on November 28 as it did not have a number plate. On being questioned, the car driver failed to produce valid documents of the vehicle too, the police officer said.
“We had therefore detained the car and issued an RTO memo under the Motor Vehicle Act. This means that the car owner has to deposit the penalty with the RTO and come to us with a receipt to get back the vehicle”, a police officer said.
Initially, a fine of Rs 9.8 lakh was slapped, but when the owner went to deposit the fined amount, the RTO dug out the records and imposed a penalty of Rs 27.68 lakhs, he added.