RTO increases daily quota for issuing fitness certificate

Sushant Ranjan
Monday, 7 January 2019

Facing staff crunch since September last year, the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) has now deputed more inspectors for vehicles that come for fitness certificate at Dive, Saswad Road. The number of waiting appointments has increased in past few months and went up to 12,000.

Pune: Facing staff crunch since September last year, the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) has now deputed more inspectors for vehicles that come for fitness certificate at Dive, Saswad Road. The number of waiting appointments has increased in past few months and went up to 12,000.

There are 1.8 lakh heavy vehicles in the city. It is mandatory for these vehicles to get fitness certificate every year. Around 660 vehicles are expected to get fitness certificate every day however, due to shortage of vehicle inspectors at the RTO, only 300 to 350 vehicles appear for the fitness test. As a result around 12,000 vehicles are in waiting to get the certificate.

According to Pune Deputy RTO Sanjay Raut, “The vehicles coming to Dive to get fitness certificate have to wait for long. Now, the daily quota has been increased for the brake test. The online quota has been increased for autorickshaws and tourist taxis too.”

The online appointments for brake test were started from November 20, 2018. To get online appointment is difficult as the quota is limited. The RTO has decided to increase the daily quota from January 3 onwards. This will only be applicable for autorickshaws and tourist taxis.
 
The daily quota for the other heavy vehicles will be same as decided earlier. The daily quota for these heavy vehicles will be increased after disputation of more inspectors. 

The city has more than 465,000 auto-rickshaws and around 15,000 tourist taxis. With the RTO opening fresh online appointment of autorickshaws, the number is expected to see an increase.

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