In India, it is illegal to carry more passengers than the seating capacity mentioned on the Registration Certificate (RC) of a vehicle. The seating capacity of a vehicle is determined by the manufacturer and is mentioned on the RC of the vehicle. Carrying more passengers than the seating capacity can pose a serious risk to the safety of the passengers and can result in legal consequences.
- Fine: The fine for carrying more passengers than the seating capacity mentioned on the RC of a vehicle can range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,000, depending on the severity of the offense.
- Suspension of driving license: The driving license of the person may be suspended, and they may have to retake the driving license test.
- Seizure of vehicle: The vehicle may be seized by the authorities, and the owner may have to pay additional fees for the release of the vehicle.