RTO ex­tends time for au­torick­shaw per­mit re­newals

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

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