Pune: Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) has crossed the revenue target for 2017-18 with an increase of 118.37 per cent. The officials said that Pune is far ahead of other RTOs across the state.
BI Ajri, RTO, Pune was interacting with media about the year wise revenue target and achievements. He said that Pune has achieved the target which was set for 2017-18.
Ajri said, “We have generated Rs 1,021.56 crore revenue which is 118.37% higher than the target. The government had given us a target to generate Rs 862.32 crore for this year. The Pune RTO has generated Rs 1,021.56 crore. Last fiscal year, we have achieved Rs 783.93 crore, which is also 130.31 per cent higher with a growth of Rs 237.63 crore.”
Apart from Pune, the Pimpri-Chinchwad RTO has generated a revenue of Rs 560.95 crore. In 2016-17, Pimpri-Chinchwad RTO has generated a revenue of Rs 454.36 crore. Similarly, Baramati RTO also generated revenue of Rs 83.33 crore while the revenue generated last year was Rs 67.14 crore.
“Pimpri-Chinchwad’s target to achieve this year was Rs 499.81 crore and we have generated Rs 560.95 crore which is 112.23 per cent more. Overall, Pune district has achieved Rs 1,665.84 crore in 2017-18, which is 127.61 per cent higher than 2016-17 with growth of Rs 360.40 crore. Last year, the district generated revenue of Rs 1,305.44 crore,” he said.
Online revenue collection
Ajri said that the due to the online system, the collection of revenue has increased. “The online system was adopted from November 1, 2017, and since then, the collection of revenue has become easy. Also, the collection of fine has also increased. The fine for two-wheeler drivers, as well as those riding pillion without helmets, has increased to Rs 500 instead of Rs 100. Driving without a licence or permit, driving despite mental and physical handicaps and violating official orders attracts a fine of Rs 500.”
“Fancy number plates, rash driving, over speeding, allowing one’s vehicle to be used by unauthorised persons and changes in a vehicle without permission attracts a penalty of Rs 1,000.”