Rohit Sharma, Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, was fined for over speeding twice while heading to Pune from Mumbai on Tuesday afternoon to play against Bangladesh at Gahunje Stadium where his squad beat the eastern Neighbour by seven wickets. As per highway police, Rohit’s Lamborghini Urus crossed the permitted speed limit of 105 kmph on Mumbai-Pune Expressway twice. He was imposed with a fine of Rs 4000 -Rs 2000 for each violation by the highway police.
“The challans were generated by the automated system on Wednesday and the fine amount has been paid,” said Lata Phad, superintendent of highway police.
Police said there are auto match cameras installed on both lanes of the Pune – Mumbai expressway to check the speed of vehicles. If a speed limit violation by any vehicle is recorded by the camera, traffic challans with the amount of fine imposed are issued against its owner by the system. Police said that as per recorded footage, Sharma’s car first crossed the speed limit near Kamshet tunnel at 2.54 pm. Here the speed limit is 105 kilometers per hour (kmph), but the speed of Sharm’s vehicle reached 117 kmph here. After a while, the vehicle was again caught exceeding the speed limit near Somatane Phata with a speed of 111 kmph.
While India squad reached Pune Airport on October 15 after beating arch-rival Pakistan in Ahmedabad, Sharma and batsman Virat Kohli went to Mumbai from where the two travelled to Pune a few days later. (The Indian Express)
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