REGIONAL Transport Offices (RTOs) are known to earn massive revenue every financial year. And for the year 2012-13, the Navi Mumbai RTO earned almost Rs 201 crore against the set target of Rs 211 crore.
Revenue collected under the Motor Vehicles Act contributes approximately 85% to the RTO’s earning.
The RTO also made another Rs 3.71 crore in fines collected from motorists for overloading, excess passengers and drivers possessing expired vehicle fitness certificates. Registration of new vehicles also formed a crucial part of the revenue.
A total of 59 imported vehicles, 17,395 motorcycles, 11,808 cars and 5,547 other kinds of vehicles were registered with the Navi Mumbai RTO in 2012-13.
The numbers stood at 15,269 motorcycles, 13,288 cars and 5,467 other kinds of vehicles were registered for the financial year 2011-12.
A senior RTO official, on condition of anonymity, said, “The state had given us a target of Rs 211 crore and we managed to achieve 95 per cent of it. In 2011-12, number of vehicles whose cost was above Rs 20 lakh was 575, but the number fell to 558 in 2012-13.
The cars include brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi, to name a few.”
“A lot of people from the city have been showing keen interest in getting numbers like 1, 2 and 9 for their vehicles, for which there is a special fee. Besides, numbers like 4,343 are also a lot in demand,” said the RTO official.
To get the special numbers, RTO charges motorists a particular amount. Motorists wanting to secure number 1 have to pay Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 for number 2 and 9. The amount for securing number 4343 is Rs 7,500.
Rs 183 cr
Revenue earned by the RTO in 2011-12 .
Rs 201 cr
Revenue earned by the RTO in 2012-13.