Jaipur couple fined 50,000 for driving car over sand dunes in Ladakh village. Watch

Published on Jun 10, 2022 09:18 AM IST

Leh Police said the couple was booked as per law and a bond of ₹50,000 was taken from them for breaking the law by driving their car on sand dunes.

Driving car on the sand dunes in Ladakh's cold desert Hunder is not allowed. 
Driving car on the sand dunes in Ladakh's cold desert Hunder is not allowed. 
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

A couple from Jaipur vacationing in Ladakh has been booked and fined 50,000 by Leh district police after they were found driving their car over sand dunes in Hunder village. Leh Police posted the photos of the car parked on sand dune on its Facebook handle, reiterating that this is prohibited as the natural landscape gets affected.

"One tourist vehicle was found violating the SDM Nubra's direction not to drive cars over sand dunes in Hunder. The couple from Jaipur were booked as per law and a bond of Rs50,000 was taken from them. District police Leh requests tourists NOT TO PLY VEHICLES ON SAND DUNES as you damage the natural landscape and violate the prohibitory orders," the police said.

 

Leh district police posted the photo of the law-breaking car on Facebook.
Leh district police posted the photo of the law-breaking car on Facebook.

Social media users were quick to slam the tourists for their 'lack of common sense'. "Very proud of our District Police Leh, Rules must be stringent so tourists won't violate any traffic rules. Please keep the mountains/ landscape clean and wish to see more of such strict traffic rules!" one user wrote. Making a note that the number plate of the car has Delhi registration, many social media users pointed out that tourists coming from Delhi, Haryana indulge in such unlawful activities.

Hunder village in the Nubra valley is high altitude cold desert in Ladakh, 160km from Leh s famous for its sand dunes. 

Get Latest India Newsalong with Latest Newsand Top Headlinesfrom India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals