The results of the online system for auto rickshaw permits was initiated by Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan today. So far results of seven RTOs — Andheri, Wadala, Penn-Raigad, Thane, Kalyan, Aurangabad and Nagpur hve been announced.
The CM selected the winners of Aurangabad and Nagpur RTOs while the transport department initiated the process for the other 5 RTOs. The complete list of results are expected to be declared by evening today.
For live-stream of the lottery process visit www.autorickshawlottery.in
Earlier in the day, the results of the online system for auto rickshaw permits got delayed because the transport authorities wanted to inaugurate the ceremony at the hands of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at his home.
Protests: The Sharad Rao-led Mumbai Auto Rickshawmen’s Union chant slogans against the online system outside the Wadala RTO. One of their criticisms was that the system hadn’t been approved by the State Transport Authority. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi
Applications for the 81,456 permits in the state were accepted online and its results will be declared today through a computerised random lottery. The CM, who heads the Transport department, kicked off the online lottery by pressing a button at his residence, Varsha, in Malabar Hill, further procedures are taking place at the Andheri RTO.
Sources said that after CM would initiate the online lottery; the software will then randomly select winners from the pool of applicants across Maharashtra. “The CM will choose the first RTO from where auto permits will be selected. Once this is done, the laptop will be sealed and taken to the Andheri RTO for continuation of the lottery,” said a Transport department official.
Initially the process was to start immediately. “But, anticipating traffic while going from Malabar Hill to Andheri, the timing was postponed from 10 am to 12 noon, when the equipment will be taken to Andheri RTO,” he added. “We have got a tremendous response from some RTOs for getting permits. In certain RTOs, number of permits to be issued is less than number of applicants,” said VN More, state Transport Commissioner.
At such places, a minimum of 300 permits will be issued. Mumbai received about 75,000 applications, for its Andheri and Wadala RTOs. The lottery is expected to end by 2 pm. In these two hours the software will randomly select at least 1.2 lakh applicants, including the waitlist.
“If the winners submit incorrect or faulty documents, the waitlisted people will be asked to submit the same,” said a senior RTO official. The entire procedure will be on till 7 pm or so. The Andheri RTO has been provided with a secure hall full of CCTV cameras for the lottery process. These cameras will also live-stream the process online on www.autorickshawlottery.in
The online lottery process
>> Winners are selected online and its back-up is created immediately
>> Chosen names would be printed and basic documents prepared
>> Two sets of copies of these documents, including the applicant’s name and number would be made
>> The respective RTO chiefs will sign the documents approving the online system
>> After 2 pm, winners can see the results on www.autorickshawlottery.in
>> Winners to submit results and necessary documents to respective RTOs, where, after verification, permits will be given
Total number of permits to be issued in Maharashtra
Total number of applications received