The Regional Transport Office (RTO) earned a revenue of Rs 851 crore in fiscal 2011-12 as against the target of Rs 924 crore. This is an increase of Rs 185 crore compared to last year,when the figure had stood at Rs 666.66 crore. This year,an additional 1.60 lakh two-wheelers and over 43,000 four wheelers were added to city roads. Till March 31,2011,Pune had a total of 20,91,008 vehicles.
By way of fines,Rs 5.83 crore was raised and another Rs 9.74 crore came through taxes. The Pune region of the RTO includes Pune,Pimpri-Chichwad,Solapur,Akluj and Baramati. The figures are for the period April 1,2011-March 31,2012.
Deputy RTO SP Dhaigude,said,For Pune city,we have achieved 89 per cent of the target set for the financial year. The set target was Rs 497 crore and we have collected Rs 440 crore. In Pimpri-Chinchwad,we achieved 92 per cent,with a total collection of Rs 261 crore. Such high revenue figures were mainly generated due to the increase in the number of vehicle registration and large sums collected in penalties.
In the past 10 days,7,500 new vehicles were registered with RTO,Pune,leading to a revenue of Rs 30 crore. Senior RTO officials said 700-800 vehicles had been registered with the transport body daily since Gudi Padwa day.