As per the rules under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, carrying goods on a passenger vehicle is not permitted unless the vehicle is specifically designed and authorized for that purpose.
Passenger vehicles are designed to carry people and are not equipped to transport goods safely. Overloading the vehicle with goods can lead to accidents, damage to the vehicle, and endanger the lives of the passengers.
If a driver is found carrying goods on a passenger vehicle, they can be fined up to Rs. 2,000. In addition to the fine, the driver may also be booked under various sections of the Motor Vehicles Act and the Indian Penal Code, depending on the nature of the violation.