THE QUARTERLY collection for the Regional Transport Office (RTO) is going to exceed the given target by at least Rs 5 crore. Making a beginning the department has already earned Rs 1.13 crore from auction of 60 buses belonging to the now disbanded Madhya Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (MPRTC).
RTO Girish Mohan Pathak speaking to Hindustan Times on Tuesday said that the work for quarterly collection from various duties is proceeding at a highly desirable rate.
The government increasing the target from Rs 98 crore last year has raised it up to Rs 105 crore. Indore has been coming first with the highest revenue collection from the past some time and this year also it is expected that the collections will touch the figure of at least Rs 110 crore.
Pathak said the division, which alone has so far been allowed to sell buses belonging to MPRTC, has done a good job so far. Till date 60 buses have been auctioned and 11 lots have been disposed off as scrap. Rs 1.13 Crore has been realised from this transaction. 138 buses remaining still await their turn going under the hammer.
The 138 buses include a new addition of 34 buses that had escaped notice due to being lodged in the scattered depots and have been brought for auctioning only recently.
These 34 buses will again have to undergo the entire process from the beginning for getting a place in the auction process.
The government has been appreciative of the proceedings at Indore and has appointed Pathak as the nodal officer for auctioning of movable property of the MPRTC from all over the State. The RTO department has applied in the High Court for grant of statewide auction permission on the Indore pattern.