In India, the use of tractors and tractor-trolleys for non-agricultural commercial purposes is strictly regulated. As per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, tractors and tractor-trolleys are classified as non-transport vehicles, which means that they are not authorized to be used for commercial transportation of goods or passengers.
If a person is found using a tractor or tractor-trolley for non-agricultural commercial purposes, 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 using a tractor or tractor-trolley for non-agricultural commercial purposes can range from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000, depending on the severity of the offense.
- 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.
- Suspension or cancellation of driving license: The driving license of the person who was operating the vehicle may be suspended or cancelled, and they may have to retake the driving license test.