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Haryana hikes car registration costs

delhi Updated: Jan 14, 2011 00:20 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
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Buying a car in Gurgaon has become an expensive affair, as the Haryana government increased vehicle registration charges.

Now, to register a mid-segment car, valuing about Rs 4 lakh, an owner will have to shell out Rs 9,200 against the earlier cost of Rs 3,200.

According to sources, the rates have been increased with a view to discourage residents of Delhi who register their vehicles in Gurgaon to economise on registration charges.

However, even after the hike, registration charges are much higher in Delhi. For instance, one has to pay Rs 18,000 (this includes MCD tax Rs 2,000 and 4% of the cost of the car) as registration charges in Delhi for a car costing about R4 lakh.

Earlier, 1% of the cost of the vehicle was fixed as the registration charge for cars costing Rs 4-10 lakh and 1.5% for the cars costing above Rs 10 lakh. It means the registration cost of a Skoda car of about Rs 13 lakh was about Rs 80,000 in Gurgaon.

According to sources, the load of vehicle registration has been increasing in Gurgaon, thanks to the difference in registration charges between the National Capital and its satellite town. People commuting between the two cities would prefer to get their vehicles registered in Gurgaon, though they buy them from Delhi. One only needs to provide some address proof to get this done. Now, the gap has been reduced, though not bridged completely.

In the case of four-wheelers, costing less than Rs 5lakh, the registration charges have been increased to 2% of the car’s cost as against the earlier flat rate of Rs 3,200 for this category.

In the case of vehicles up to Rs 10 lakh, the rate has been fixed at 4%, while vehicles costing up to Rs 10 lakh, it is 6% and vehicles above Rs 20 lakh, the registration charge would be 8%.

Registration of two-wheelers of any value earlier cost about R920, while now it would be Rs 1,620 for a bike of less than Rs 60,000.