Nagpur: Citizens in Second Capital City of Nagpur should not be surprised if they spot hundreds of two-wheelers running on roads in city and district without registration number plates. The reason: Registration process has come to a grinding halt following upgradation of system being undertaken by Regional Transport Office (RTO). The modernization of RTO system is going on since the past 10-12 days.
According to a dealer of two-wheelers, the RTO had limited the routine registration and passing of the two-wheelers. However, the process was completely halted from January 16, 2017. According to RTO sources, the registration and passing process would again commence in the first week of February. In the meantime, the dealers are handing over hundreds of two-wheelers to customers without passing and valid documents. As a result, many vehicles are running on city roads without registration number plates and papers.
On the other hand, the two-wheeler owners without registration are becoming “preys” of Traffic cops. After hefty fines or “recovery” the vehicles are being allowed let off. According to traffic rules, driving of any vehicle without valid papers is illegal. The owners must possess registration and insurance papers.
The State Government has directed the RTO to recover the revised passing charges from those vehicles that have been passed after December 28, 2016. Rs 240 additional from vehicles purchased in cash (outrightly) and Rs 640 from vehicles purchased on loans. The diktat turned out be a headache for RTO and a problem for vehicle owners as well.