In India, it is against the law to transport more people than the number of seats shown on a vehicle’s registration certificate (RC). A vehicle’s seating capacity is specified on the RC and is decided by the manufacturer. Carrying more passengers over the seating capacity puts the passengers’ safety in danger and may have legal repercussions.
- Fine: Depending on the severity of the infraction, the fine for exceeding a vehicle’s stated seating capacity by more than one person is between Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 2,000.
- License suspension: The individual’s license could be revoked, and they might need to retake the driving exam.
- Vehicle seizure: The owner may be required to pay additional fees to release the vehicle after the police have taken it.