In the latest incident, a Tata Punch owner got fined for the stickers on his car. We know how creative Indians can be. Regardless of which field they work in, creative thinking has to be appreciated. However, there are areas where it could even bear a negative overall outcome. This latest case signifies just that. A Punch owner tried to be cheeky with his wordplay and puns. Here are the details of this bizarrely hilarious instance.
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Tata Punch Owner Fined For Stickers on Car
There are various news outlets that have reported this incident. As per these reports, this case emerges from Greater Noida. The image shows the clever owner trying to amuse himself and the other road users with cheeky word play. He adds ‘Sir’ before the name of the car, ‘ Punch’ and ‘Ji’ thereafter. When one reads this in one go, it is designed to mean ‘Sarpanch Ji’. Essentially, a Sarpanch is the head of the village. It is a position prevalent in most parts of the country. In addition, he has also pasted a ‘Gurjar’ sticker on the other side of the boot lid. This represents the community/caste he belongs to.
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Stickers Not Allowed
While he may be proud of this idea, the laws don’t allow cars to bear such symbols. In fact, as per the government’s directive, the fine could be upto Rs 21,000 in Uttar Pradesh. Under section 179 (1) of the Motor Vehicles Act, motorists are not allowed to have any stickers, caste-based symbols or messages on their vehicles. Thankfully, this Punch owner got away by paying just Rs 500. He should consider himself to be lucky that he learnt his lesson without burning a hole through his pocket.
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Tata Punch comes with a couple of powertrain options. This includes a familiar 1.2-litre NA petrol engine which generates a healthy 86 PS and 115 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine pairs with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. For those looking for a low running-cost alternative, there is also a CNG version with the same engine making 72 hp and 103 Nm of peak power and torque. It comes with a sole 5-speed manual transmission. The prices of the Punch range from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10.10 lakh, ex-showroom.