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Soon, get your driving license from RTO without giving test

From July 1, candidates undergoing driving training courses at accredited training centres will only have to pass their tests to be granted an exemption from driving tests at regional transport offices.
An RTO in Panvel, Maharashtra (used for representation purpose only)
An RTO in Panvel, Maharashtra (used for representation purpose only)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 11:43 AM IST
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Applicants fail to reach on time for licence tests, crowd at Pune RTO later

In a bid to reduce crowds and ensure proper social distancing, the RTO authorities had announced that from September 21, learning licence tests will be conducted from 7:30am to 6pm
People queue up for application of Learning license at RTO in Pune on Thursday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
People queue up for application of Learning license at RTO in Pune on Thursday.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByDheeraj Bengrut

Pune RTO to start morning learning licence tests

The RTO has now started daily operations and citizens are making a beeline at the office premises
People wait to give their Learner's license Test as the RTO opens after the lockdown in Pune.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
People wait to give their Learner's license Test as the RTO opens after the lockdown in Pune.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2020 06:07 PM IST
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Truck drivers pay 48,000 crore in bribe annually on national highway: Report

The report found that there is no dearth of those who recover money from drivers in the name for religious causes and charity.
According to the officials at the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, no studies have been conducted concerning incidents of bribery on national highways.(HT Photo)
According to the officials at the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, no studies have been conducted concerning incidents of bribery on national highways.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 09:27 AM IST
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Watch: New Motor Vehicles Act | Auto-rickshaw driver from Odisha fined 47,500

After a traffic police issued a challan of 16,000 to a scooty driver in Haryana’s Kaithal, an auto-rickshaw driver from Odisha was fined 47,500 under the new Motor Vehicles Act.
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 12:21 PM IST
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21 killed after heavy rain in Himachal; schools to be shut tomorrow

Three people, including two girls, died in landslide related incidents near the Regional Transport Office (RTO) building in Shimla on Sunday.
People push a submerged car in the flood waters of the Beas river in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.(Photo: Birbal Sharma /HT PHOTO.)
People push a submerged car in the flood waters of the Beas river in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday.(Photo: Birbal Sharma /HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 16, 2020 07:54 PM IST
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Now, photocopies too can be used to suspend licences of rash drivers in Maharashtra

The transport commissioner, in a recent order, asked all RTOs to suspend even photocopies or scanned copies of licences , to boost their drive to reduce accidents on national highways, which started last November
Maharashtra highway traffic police check speed of vehicles on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.(Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra highway traffic police check speed of vehicles on Mumbai-Pune Expressway.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMegha Sood, Mumbai

Auction of 600 abandoned vehicles

According to RTO officials, these vehicles, have been abandoned by their owners after the vehicles were confiscated by the RTO officials for the violation of RTO rules like no fitness certificates, and non payment of road
These vehicles are a hindrance as there is not enough parking space at the Pune RTO office.(HT Photo)
These vehicles are a hindrance as there is not enough parking space at the Pune RTO office.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2019 02:13 PM IST
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‘Need stricter rules on honking, pandals, construction sites’: Bombay High Court

While hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Awaaz Foundation, a bench of justices Abhay Oka and MS Sanklecha had on April 25 directed the state to consider and implement the suggestions on honking, pandals and construction sites to reduce violation of noise norms.
The suggestions also state measures to tackle dismantling and clearing of solid waste from pandal sites.(HT File Photo)
The suggestions also state measures to tackle dismantling and clearing of solid waste from pandal sites.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 02, 2019 06:45 AM IST
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High-security number plates must from April 1 for vehicles manufactured in Mumbai

The move, initiated by the Union government to primarily curb vehicle theft, will also lead to uniformity in the number plates.
According to a RTO official, the tamper-proof HSRP will discourage people from using illegal number plates.(HT File / Representational Photo)
According to a RTO official, the tamper-proof HSRP will discourage people from using illegal number plates.(HT File / Representational Photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2019 11:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Mumbai

No permanent testing tracks at RTOs despite Bombay high court directive

In February 2016, while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Pune resident Shrikant Karve, the HC had directed MMVD to make available 250-metres-long test tracks at every RTO. According to RTO officers, currently, Tardeo and Wadala RTOs send vehicles from their jurisdiction to Navi Mumbai for fitness tests, while vehicles from Andheri and Borivli RTOs are sent to the Aarey track.
Three years after a directive by the Bombay high court (HC), the four Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in Mumbai are still awaiting 250-metre-long permanent test tracks to hold fitness tests of vehicles.(HT File Photo)
Three years after a directive by the Bombay high court (HC), the four Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in Mumbai are still awaiting 250-metre-long permanent test tracks to hold fitness tests of vehicles.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 24, 2019 08:43 AM IST
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Duo working with humanitarian body booked for harassing woman in Gurugram

The woman also alleged that the accused used to stalk her when she left the office in the evening, said Gurugram police.
Gurugram police booked two officials of a humanitarian organisation for allegedly sexually harassing and stalking a co-worker, the said police. No arrest has been made so far.(HT File Photo)
Gurugram police booked two officials of a humanitarian organisation for allegedly sexually harassing and stalking a co-worker, the said police. No arrest has been made so far.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2019 02:30 AM IST
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Staff crunch at RTO, Pune affects output

Despite repeated letters to state government at least 50% posts lie vacant.
The exponential rise in the number of vehicle purchases in the last two years has put a huge burden on the regional transport office, Pune.(HT PHOTO)
The exponential rise in the number of vehicle purchases in the last two years has put a huge burden on the regional transport office, Pune.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByParth Welankar

Legal notice issued for strict implementation of helmet rule in Pune

Pune-based NGO Parisar, a group working towards road safety implementation in the city is also a member of the district road safety committee which issued a legal notice to various government officials on January 1, for contempt of the order of High court regarding enforcement of helmet compliance.
Police officials take action on helmetless riders at Lokmanya Tilak chowk.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Police officials take action on helmetless riders at Lokmanya Tilak chowk.(RAVINDRA JOSHI/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 03, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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Driver wasn’t alert, distracted in bus accident that killed 30: Probe report

The report is based on the analysis following the inspection by joint transport commissioner and some Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials.
The mangled remains of the mini bus that fell into a 800ft gorge off Ambenali ghat in Maharashtra.(HT FILE)
The mangled remains of the mini bus that fell into a 800ft gorge off Ambenali ghat in Maharashtra.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Only registered owners can operate e-rickshaws, says RTO

Action will be taken against the owners if the vehicles are rented out.
While the RTO is attempting to regulate the vehicles, the fare and route of the vehicles cannot be fixed.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
While the RTO is attempting to regulate the vehicles, the fare and route of the vehicles cannot be fixed.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNitika Kakkar

From Monday, auto-rickshaws won’t ferry school kids in Doon

Complying with the high court’s orders, auto rickshaws ferrying school children in the state capital will stop doing so from Monday
Around 1,500 auto-rickshaws were transporting almost 12,000 children to schools in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)
Around 1,500 auto-rickshaws were transporting almost 12,000 children to schools in Dehradun.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 29, 2018 10:05 PM IST
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Ropeway to be built between Ranibagh- Nainital to ease flow of tourists to the lake city

According to the Nainital police, the city witnesses rush of more than one lakh tourists on weekends during the summer holidays.
The ropeway, once constructed, will help ease the traffic congestion in Nainital.(HT PHOTO)
The ropeway, once constructed, will help ease the traffic congestion in Nainital.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | ByAbhinav Madhwal

Govt order on green number plates for electric vehicles creates confusion in Mumbai

A road transport and highway ministry official said the confusion is because of a printing mistake in the notification and will be corrected.
E vehicles to get green number plates(HT Photo)
E vehicles to get green number plates(HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2018 12:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Will cancel permits if Pune private bus operators fleece commuters: state transport minister

Diwakar Raote, state transport minister said that the latest decision has been taken following a number of complaints received regarding passengers being overcharged during the summer season, which is the peak holiday time period.
Passengers at Sangamwadi depot have complained that they have to pay five times more than average ticket fare.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Passengers at Sangamwadi depot have complained that they have to pay five times more than average ticket fare.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Accidents claim 1,398 lives across Pune district in 2017

RTO officials say 62 black spots identified, need to be addressed.
Girl pledges to refrain from honking at the road safety campaign at Fergusson college on Monday.(HT Photo)
Girl pledges to refrain from honking at the road safety campaign at Fergusson college on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 11:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar

Pune’s traffic congestion to worsen with 2.8 lakh more vehicles

RTO registers a 8.69% growth in vehicle registrations and 30% rise in revenue
While the number of two-wheelers increased from 24.97 lakh in 2016-17 to 27.03 lakh in 2017-18, the registered number of four-wheelers increased from 5.89 lakh to 6.45 lakh.(HT FILE PHOTO)
While the number of two-wheelers increased from 24.97 lakh in 2016-17 to 27.03 lakh in 2017-18, the registered number of four-wheelers increased from 5.89 lakh to 6.45 lakh.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 09:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJui Dharwadkar

Soon automakers to deliver cars fitted with number plates: Gadkari

Cost to be included in the four-wheelers’ price. Minister said step will bring relief to consumers and uniformity across states.
Gadkari also said there would be no compromise in terms of vehicle security and the norms will be same for all models, be it economy or luxury.(HT File Photo)
Gadkari also said there would be no compromise in terms of vehicle security and the norms will be same for all models, be it economy or luxury.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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