adopt the shortest route to the destination as per the directions given by the passenger. The driver is not allowed to take any unnecessary diversions or longer routes to increase the fare or for any other reason. Violating this rule can result in legal consequences.
If a taxi driver or a driver of TSR is found not adopting the shortest route as per the directions given by the passenger, they could face legal consequences. The specific penalties can vary depending on the state or jurisdiction, but generally, the penalties are as follows:
- Fine: The fine for not adopting the shortest route as per the directions given by the passenger can range from Rs. 100 to Rs. 500, depending on the severity of the offense.
- Suspension of driving license: The driving license of the driver may be suspended, and they may have to retake the driving license test.
- Legal action: In case of a serious offense or repeated violations, legal action may be taken against the offender, which could result in imprisonment or suspension of driving license.