Gudi Padwa vehicle registration lower than expected in Mumbai
Regional Transport Offices stayed open over the last two weekends (March 19, 25 and 26) and on Gudi Padwa day, March 28, for Mumbaiites who buy new vehicles during the festive season but the number of registrations were fewer than expected.mumbai Updated: Mar 29, 2017 10:52 IST
Regional Transport Offices stayed open over the last two weekends (March 19, 25 and 26) and on Gudi Padwa day, March 28, for Mumbaiites who buy new vehicles during the festive season.
But data from RTOs across Mumbai over the last four days showed the number of vehicles registered during these days was lower than expected.
RTO sources said this perhaps because most buyers registered their vehicles early last week, and timed their delivery for the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa.
In the last four days, 458 bikes and 181 cars registered at the Tardeo RTO, 481 bikes and 129 cars at Wadala, 196 bikes and 130 cars at Andheri and 337 bikes and 142 cars at Borivli .
RTO officials said the offices were kept open on Gudi Pawda and two weekends before it not only to help vehicle owners, but also for achieving financial targets. One official said the revenue of RTOs had dropped after the Centre’s demonetisation move last November and keeping the offices open on weekends was an attempt to bridge the shortfall.