RTO extends time for autorickshaw permit renewals
VASHI: Autorickshaw drivers in the city are reportedly not getting their permits renewed in time. The regional transport office (RTO) has extended the deadline from November 16 to 30 for compliance.
Almost 2,500 autorickshaw drivers have to get their fitness certificates and autorickshaw permits renewed in the city. However, only 450 autorickshaw drivers have done it so far.
There are more than 8,000 autorickshaws with permits to operate of which 2,500 are old and hence, need to be renewed.
Most autorickshaw drivers are however showing a lethargic attitude.
Deputy RTO Sanjay Dhaigude said, “So far, only 439 autorickshaw drivers have got their autorickshaw permit and fitness certificate renewed. Around 2,000 are still pending.”
He added, “There is a possibility that some people have taken new permits for another vehicle and hence, are not bothered. There are some who have given permits to others to run the vehicle and have themselves gone to their native places.”
Dhaigude added, “We have extended the last day for renewals to help such people and to ensure they do not have to pay fines for delayed renewal.”