The auction of the remaining numbers of the series CH01AS fetched the Registering and Licensing Authority Rs 5.68 lakh. A total of 74 people had applied for 25 numbers. One number could not be auctioned,with the applicant being absent.
The highest bid was received for the number 0010,with this fetching Rs 62,000. There were a total of 7 applicants interested in the number. The numbers 0019 and 0077 were auctioned for Rs 50,000 each.
While the number 0068 was auctioned for Rs 45,000. Some other numbers auctioned include 0060 for Rs 42,000,0014 for Rs 37,000,0111 for Rs 36,000,0555 for Rs 35,000 and Rs 0088 for Rs 22,000. Some of the other numbers were auctioned for a little above the reserve price.
As many as 100 numbers were left out when the auction of the series was held on March 24. Applications were called and these were received for 25 numbers of which 24 were auctioned. Earlier the numbers that were left out were allotted by the officials. However,with there being discontent with the process it was decided that the numbers would be auctioned.
The auction of the new series has over the past few years been receiving a good response and earning the Administration crores in revenue. The number 0001 of the series had fetched Rs 8 lakh during the auction held earlier.