RTO collects Rs 5.96 cr revenue through fines

Sushant Ranjan
Thursday, 25 April 2019

“Our flying squad had created a roadmap to take action against the vehicles. Most of these vehicles on the city roads are plying without proper documents like vehicle papers, permit, PUC certificate and others. Despite repeated appeal, the owners are flouting the rules,” said Sanjay Raut, Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Pune.

PUNE: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Pune has taken action against 3,951 vehicles in 2018 and generated a revenue of Rs 5.96 crore through fines. The action was taken in their jurisdiction which includes Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Solapur, Baramati and Akluj. 

As per the data provided by the RTO, they inspected 6,542 vehicles, out of this 2,953 vehicles were given memo and 998 were confiscated. “Our flying squad had created a roadmap to take action against the vehicles. Most of these vehicles on the city roads are plying without proper documents like vehicle papers, permit, PUC certificate and others. Despite repeated appeal, the owners are flouting the rules,” said Sanjay Raut, Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Pune.

“Majority of the vehicle owners are fined as they failed to produce the required documents. There were many cases where the vehicles were driven without a fitness certificate. Hence, we have to take actions,” he said.

Among the vehicles that were fined were private buses operated by private players in the market, tempos, individual vehicle owners etc. 

In Pune alone, the RTO has generated Rs 1,06,85,400 during the inspection. The department has generated an amount of Rs 5,44,14,000 as fine by taking action against the private bus operators and Rs 52,44,000 from private vehicles owners in 2018.

The officials detained private luxury and semi-luxury buses and fined 94 travel companies, which were operating without necessary documents (like fitness certificate, insurance papers and tax receipts) in a special drive across the city conducted in the month of January.

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