Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma faced fines for overspeeding on his way to Pune from Mumbai, where his team played against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium during the ICC World Cup 2023. His luxury car was captured by automatic cameras installed on both lanes of the expressway, which recorded his vehicle exceeding the permissible speed limit on two separate occasions.
The highway police reported that Rohit’s car exceeded the permitted speed limit of 105 kmph on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway twice, resulting in him receiving two fines amounting to Rs 4,000.
“These speeding violations occurred on October 17 and as per rule action was taken. The fines were promptly paid,” Lata Phad, superintendent of highway police confirmed the news.
These automated cameras on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway monitor vehicle speeds. If a vehicle violates the speed limit, the camera records the violation, and the system issues traffic fines with the corresponding fees to the car’s owner. A police officer from the Highway Police stationed at Vadgaon provided official details, noting that the first violation occurred near the Kamshet tunnel while Rohit was traveling from Mumbai to Pune, where the permissible speed limit is 110 kmph. The violation was recorded at 117 kmph.
The second violation took place near Somatane Phata as the car was traveling from Pune to Mumbai on the same day, recording a speed of 111 kmph, whereas the permissible speed limit for light four-wheeler vehicles in that area was 105 kmph.
On the cricket front, Rohit Sharma’s team, the “Men in Blue,” maintained their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup, securing their fourth consecutive win in as many matches.
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