Pune: With the opening of a new fitness test track at Dive on January 14, Regional Transport Office will be able to issue fitness certificates to 450 heavy vehicles per day. This track is in addition to the already opened track in Dive near Saswad. With this, now there are four tracks in Dive.
Recently, a meeting was held in Mumbai with Pune Guardian Minister Girish Bapat and State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote where a decision was taken to increase the vehicle testing track of heavy vehicles at Dive and light vehicles
BI Ajri, Regional Transport Officer, Pune, told Sakal Times, “Currently, two testing tracks are working in Dive and two will start soon. This will help to pass around 450 vehicles per day, which was earlier 250 with two tracks.”
The owners of vehicles undergoing fitness tests have to apply online for appointments. Currently, there is a waiting list of one month and most vehicle owners do not get appointments.
“Only 250 vehicles can be tested per day due to availability of two tracks. The waiting list was increasing everyday. In past two months, only 10,000 vehicles underwent the test. The two new tracks are ready and we are ensuring that the waiting list is reduced. We will try to pass 450 vehicles daily. Besides, officials are trying to clear more vehicles on Saturdays and Sundays,” said Ajri.
However, RTO has few inspectors to check the fitness of vehicles. So, it has been decided to depute more officials to check vehicles. “We are planning to depute more officials at Dive. If we have 10-15 officials at one time, it is easy to check and pass vehicles without any waiting,” said a senior officer of
the Pune RTO.