RTO opens ap­pli­ca­tions for new au­torick­shaw per­mits

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

Prospec­tive au­torick­shaw driv­ers can now ap­ply for per­mits as the deputy re­gional trans­port of­fice (RTO), Vashi, has called for ap­pli­ca­tion from Fri­day.

In­ter­ested ap­pli­cants can sub­mit their ap­pli­ca­tions at the web­site au­top­er­mit2015. ma­haon­line.gov.in by 5pm, Jan­uary 7.

Per­mits will be al­lot­ted through on­line lottery sys­tem for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

Last year, 5,685 ap­pli­ca­tions were re­ceived, out of which 2,687 per­mits were is­sued in the Navi Mum­bai re­gion through the on­line lottery sys­tem.

San­jay Dhaygude, deputy RTO of Vashi, said, “We have sought on­line ap­pli­ca­tion for auto rick­shaw per­mits and in­ter­ested per­sons can ap­ply.”

The state trans­port depart­ment will be re-is­su­ing around 60,000 per­mits across the state.

Of­fi­cials said that of th­ese around 35,000 new auto rick­shaws will be given per­mit in the Mum­bai Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­gion (MMR).

Ad­di­tion­ally, this time, there is also a reser­va­tion of 5% for women. How­ever, there is no fixed al­lo­ca­tion of num­ber of per­mits in each re­gion.

“Ac­cord­ing to the state trans­port depart­ment no­ti­fi­ca­tion, it has been stated that all the ap­pli­cants that win in the on­line lottery will be al­lo­cated the per­mits,” said the of­fi­cial.

For ex­am­ple, if we get 2,000 ap­pli­cants of which 1,500 have won the lottery, all of them will be is­sued the per­mits,” said the of­fi­cial.

The of­fi­cial also said those ap­ply­ing for the per­mit should see to it that they have valid au­torick­shaw li­cense and pub­lic ser­vice ve­hi­cle badges.

THE STATE TRANS­PORT DEPART­MENT WILL BE RE-IS­SU­ING AROUND 60,000 PER­MITS ACROSS THE STATE

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