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No more visits to RTO for verification of light vehicles

The state government has given in-principle approval to hand over the chassis and engine registration certifying powers for light vehicles to the dealers from the Regional Transport Office (RTO).

Written by KapilDave | Gandhinagar | Published: April 28, 2012 5:50:18 am

The state government has given in-principle approval to hand over the chassis and engine registration certifying powers for light vehicles to the dealers from the Regional Transport Office (RTO).

This means people will no longer be required to visit RTO for physical verification of their vehicles.

“The government feels the process of calling a buyer to RTO for simply showing his vehicle’s chassis number hardly serves any purpose. Chassis and engine numbers are already certified by the company authorities as per the guidelines of the Government of India. So there is no point in repeating the same process at local RTOs,” State Transport Commissioner J P Gupta told The Indian Express.

“Now on,instead of the RTO,the vehicle dealer will certify the chassis number. A new notification in this regard will be published within a week,” he added.

The central government-appointed Sundar Committee,on improvement of transport services,had recommended to abolish the current process of vehicle registration. However,for this,the Centre needs to amend the Act concerned.

“Considering the committee’s recommendation,we have decide to incorporate this reform without waiting for the amendment in the central Act. However,the system for heavy vehicles will remain unchanged,” Gupta said.

Last year,nearly eight lakh new two-wheelers and 1.5 lakh cars were registered in the state.

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