On the second day of the auction of the CH-01-AW series by Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) Chandigarh, 163 numbers were sold for a total of Rs 16.18 lakh. The numbers from 0101 to 9999 went under the hammer on Sunday.
In all, the-two day open auction saw a good response from the residents, in which a total of 263 numbers were sold, fetching RLA Rs 69.72 lakh. On the first day of the auction, on Saturday RLA had earned more than Rs 53 lakh. During the auction held in October for the CH-01-AV series, RLA had earned Rs 60 lakh.
The number CH-01-AW-0786, which was allotted to White Tiger Steel Limited, SCF 444, Motor Market in Manimajra, fetched the highest amount of Rs. 1.10 lakh. During the auction of AV series, the same number had fetched Rs 37,000. The second highest amount bid was for CH-01-AW-9999, which was sold for Rs 56,000.
“We have got really good response from the people at the second open auction for choice numbers. On the first day itself, all the first 100 numbers – 0001 to 0100 – were sold,” said Kashish Mittal, RLA in-charge.
A bidder, Aditya, who took CH-01-AW-1800 for his car, said, “I have taken this number because it adds up to my lucky number, nine”.