Panvel RTO registers 2,000 new vehicles
PANVEL: The regional transport office (RTO) in Panvel has earned almost Rs9.5 crore for registering 1,964 vehicles, including twowheelers, four-wheelers and transport vehicles — from November 9 to 15.
While November 9 was a working day, till Sunday, November 15, there were official holidays for six days.
Hence, people had purchased their vehicles earlier and applied for registration.
According to sources, regional transport officer Arun Yevla, deputy regional transport officer Anant Patil along with regional transport officials and personnel worked extra time to ensure the RTO office received the huge revenue.
Surendra Nikam, assistant regional transport officer, Panvel RTO, said, “Earlier, several local residents, would purchase expensive high-end vehicles. However, the trend has faded now, as the maintenance of such vehicles is high and the market conditions are also not very good.”
“Smaller vehicles were preferred this year for budgetary reasons. This helped us earn good revenue,” said Nikam. 1,500 VEHICLES REGISTERED IN CITY Almost 1,500 vehicles were registered at the Navi Mumbai RTO this Diwali. These include 465 four-wheelers, while the rest comprised two-wheelers.
The RTO has a total of 3.50 lakh vehicles registered with it.
In the previous financial year, 22,406 vehicles were registered.
In the current financial year, from April to October, the number had already reached 23,785.
Earlier, several local residents would purchase expensive vehicles... Smaller vehicles were preferred this year for budgetary reasons. This helped us earn good revenue. SURENDRA NIKAM, assistant regional transport officer, Panvel RTO