Tractor – Trolley Put to Non Agricultural Commercial Use

In India, using tractors and tractor-trolleys to transport goods for commercial use is strictly controlled. According to the Motor Vehicles Act 1988, Tractors and tractor-trolleys are classified as vehicles that are not transport-related and are not permitted to be used for commercial transport of passengers or goods.

If a person is discovered operating a tractor to conduct commercial activities that are not agricultural, the person could be subject to legal penalties. The exact penalties may differ under the jurisdiction or state of the victim, but, in general, the penalties are:

  1. Fine: The penalty for using a tractor or tractor-trolley for commercial reasons that are not agricultural can vary from 1000 to Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,500, based on the seriousness of the offence.
  2. Seizure of the vehicle: A vehicle could be confiscated by authorities, and the owner may be required to pay additional charges to release the vehicle.
  3. Revocation or suspension of driving license The driver’s license of the driver driving the vehicle could be cancelled or suspended, and they might be required to take a new driving test.