Almost 20 yrs on, MC yet to get RCS for its 27 vehicles
District transport officer says a vehicle that did not have a registration certificate can’t ply on road
Almost two decades after the municipal corporation bought 27 vehicles, it is yet to get registration certificates (RC) for them.
It is surprising that the civic body, which imposes multiple taxes on the city residents, itself has failed to pay road tax for 27 vehicles, most of which were bought around 19 years ago.
This information came to light after an RTI activist Ravi Sharma filed an application in this regard with the MC. As per the official reply from the workshop wing of the MC, the civic body has failed to get RCs for its 27 vehicles.
While most of these vehicles were purchased during 1994 and 1997, others were purchased in 1992, 1997 and 1998. A jetting machine was even purchased in 2007.
“At the time when these vehicles were purchased, it was the duty of the wings concerned to get these vehicles registered. However, now the workshop of the MC gets all new vehicles registered,” said Rajinder Singh, executive engineer ( XEN), workshop wing of MC.
“Every new vehicle gets a temporary RC that is valid up to one month. After that if a permanent RC is not formed, the vehicle is considered to be illegal,” said Anil Kumar Garg, district transport officer (DTO).
He said a vehicle that did not have an RC after one month could not ply on roads.
“I will take up this matter with the MC commissioner,” said Garg.
Registration of a vehicle is important to get the information about its owner among other details. Registration of a vehicle is done at the district transport office. However, MC has been running 27 vehicles illegally.
Most of these vehicles are Swaraj tractors and tippers. There are a total of three Tata 407, one skylift, six tippers, two jetting machines, two JCB machines and 13 tractors that do not have an RC.
While some of these vehicles belong to the horticulture wing of the MC, others are used by the operation and maintenance (O&M) wing.