Later, Singh told reporters that he already owns two sedans but would keep the latest fancy number for a Fortuner. He outbid 15 other aspirants. The bid started from Rs. 3,000.
The number PB 07 AK-0001 went for Rs. 2.10 lakh. It was bought by one Yadwinder Singh of Chandigarh. ‘0007’ number was auctioned for Rs. 1.50 lakh and ‘0009’ for Rs. 1 lakh. In all, the transport department raked Rs. 24 lakh from the auction.
PS Gill, the district transport officer, asked all the successful bidders to deposit the money within a week to get their desired registration numbers.