Pune RTO registers 7,195 vehicles on Gudhi Padwa

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 8 April 2019

“We had increased our working hours for a week. Even the windows were kept open on Gudhi Padwa to help dealers in completing the registration process and pay the tax before the vehicles were handed over to the buyers,” said Regional Transport Officer Sanjay Raut.

PUNE: The Regional Transport Office (RTO), Pune, has registered 7,195 vehicles on the occasion of Marathi New Year ‘Gudhi Padwa’. The office generated  a revenue of Rs 33.11 crore from April 1 to 6, which was almost Rs 2 crore more than the previous year.

The first day of the New Year is considered auspicious to purchase new vehicles. The enthusiastic buyers either book new vehicles or get deliveries of the pre-booked vehicles on this day.

“We had increased our working hours for a week. Even the windows were kept open on Gudhi Padwa to help dealers in completing the registration process and pay the tax before the vehicles were handed over to the buyers,” said Regional Transport Officer Sanjay Raut. The RTO has 

registered 4,435 two-wheelers and 1,906 four-wheelers in the last six days.

Last year, from March 13 to 18, the RTO had registered 4,671 two-wheelers and 1,887 four-wheelers.

On a regular day, the RTO undertakes registration of about 400 motorcycles and 150 cars. Just ahead of Gudhi Padwa, it went up to 600 for bikes and 270 for cars on a single day.

Earlier, the RTO used to put additional staff on duty to complete registrations. However, in the last three years, there has not been a significant jump in registrations. Increasing fuel prices and people buying vehicles on other occasions could also be the reasons for low registrations, said an official.

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