Pune: The Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Pune has taken action against as many as 10 prominent vehicle distributors of two-wheelers and four-wheelers in the city for selling vehicles without registration numbers.
The RTO has levied a week-long suspension on these showrooms after they failed to provide reasonable explanations for their acts. RTO had issued them show cause notices in May 2018. The action was taken under Motor Vehicle Act 1981, section 42, where the motor sellers cannot sell vehicles to the owners before proper registration by RTO.
“We had received complaints that some dealers allow their consumers to take their newly bought vehicles home before registration. When we looked into the matter, names of 11 dealers came up and their licenses were immediately suspended for seven days,” Sanajy Raut, Deputy RTO, said.
As per RTO, using an unregistered vehicle may result in several complications if it is stolen or meets with an accident.
“Some consumers insist on the dealers letting them use the vehicles on basis of an affidavit. No law allows such an agreement. We request consumers to take vehicles home only after they are registered,” he said.