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Vashi RTO to get a makeover

The Deputy Regional Transport Office (RTO) in Vashi is undergoing a massive redesign and as per the new plans, the office will be shifted to Nerul. Officials hope the redesign and the new facilities to be offered at the new office will make their work easier.

In 2007, officials had leased a 1,200 sq metre plot of land in Nerul, Sector 13 from the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). Additionally, two adjacent plots of land, measuring 8,000 square metre and 5,000 square metre, have also been leased, which will be used as the RTO’s new training and testing ground.

Officials said that now the plot of land will house the new RTO. The redesign -- which will be handled by the Public Works Department -- has been estimated at a budget of Rs 69 lakh and is now awaiting the government’s approval.

As per the new plans, the building will have separate rooms to issue licences, learner licences and even permits. Facilities such as a computer room housing all digital records, a conference room, a women’s waiting room and an inspection room wouldalso be included. Additionally, archived data would be stored in a separate room.

“We hope the estimated budged is sanctioned soon so that construction can begin,” said Vashi RTO officer Sanjay Dhaygude, adding, “The new office would be more systematic, which would not only make our work easier but will also help the people. If the estimate budget gets sanctioned in the next two months, then construction is likely to begin in April.” Another RTO official added, “We are happy that the office will have a systematic approach. But all this is possible only after the budget is sanctioned.” 

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