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The process will require applicants to register on the transport department website to get a virtual appointment to take the learners’ licence test from their homes.(iStock)

Soon, take your learners’ licence test from home

By Sweta Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 04:26 AM IST
The applicant will go through a standard online tutorial and then take the test. The candidates will also have to sit for a test to check for colour blindness, after which the e-learners’ licence will be issued.
The two had booked tipper trucks in December 2017 and had acquired a loan worth Rs 20 lakh from a private bank which has a branch in Shivajinagar, according to the police.(File photo for representation only)
The two had booked tipper trucks in December 2017 and had acquired a loan worth Rs 20 lakh from a private bank which has a branch in Shivajinagar, according to the police.(File photo for representation only)

Two booked for allegedly forging bank documents to evade vehicle loan payment

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:22 PM IST
The accused have been identified as Pradeep Pandurang Salunke and Satyavan Nilkanth Masade, both residents of Rajgurunagar
Meanwhile, the lockdown period saw two auspicious occasions - Gudi Padwa and Akshay Tritiya - when the vehicle registration normally witnesses surge.(Ravindra Joshi/HT file photo)
Meanwhile, the lockdown period saw two auspicious occasions - Gudi Padwa and Akshay Tritiya - when the vehicle registration normally witnesses surge.(Ravindra Joshi/HT file photo)

6,525 vehicles registered at Pune RTO between June 18 and 30

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 04:46 PM IST
As per the statistics shared by Pune regional transport (RTO) a revenue of Rs 30,23,36,975 was collected from registration of vehicles between June 18 and 30
According to the complaint, the woman was sent a link through text message and asked to enter her UPI pin.(Twitter/ @UPI_NPCI)
According to the complaint, the woman was sent a link through text message and asked to enter her UPI pin.(Twitter/ @UPI_NPCI)

Woman dials RTO number, loses Rs 1 lakh through UPI fraud in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 05:53 PM IST
The 41-year-old resident of Baner-Pashan link road area found the fraudster’s number in the list of regional transport office (RTO) contacts.
However, despite the rise in the number of permits, auto and taxi drivers continue to refuse passengers, fleece them, and break traffic rules.(HT image)
However, despite the rise in the number of permits, auto and taxi drivers continue to refuse passengers, fleece them, and break traffic rules.(HT image)

In 2 years, Mumbai got 75K permits for rickshaws, 1.6K for taxis

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 03:05 AM IST
The transport department has been conducting regular drives to curb such issues.

Challaned by cops, Mainpuri junior engineer snaps police station’s power supply

UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 06:59 PM IST
Earlier this week, a lineman in Firozabad had also disconnected a police station’s electricity supply after he was challaned for not wearing a helmet
Representational image
Representational image

High-security numberplates: State govt may ask you to get them fixed on your vehicles

Mumabi | By Kailash Korde
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 02:49 AM IST
The Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department (MMVD) has recently sent a proposal in this regard to the state government about this for approval.
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)

Auction of 600 abandoned vehicles

PUNE | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 02:13 PM IST
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
Experts said the rapid vehicle growth in the city reflected the lacunae in public transport systems and focus on car-centric infrastructure.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Experts said the rapid vehicle growth in the city reflected the lacunae in public transport systems and focus on car-centric infrastructure.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

In one year, Mumbai sees 3 lakh new vehicles added to its roads

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 08:13 AM IST
Compared to last year, 14,010 more vehicles were on the roads, which means the city witnessed vehicle growth of 4.9%
At present, once the RTO suspends the permit of an autorickshaw, officials, in absence of any place to detain the vehicle, simply remove the fare metres of the autorickshaws.(HT File)
At present, once the RTO suspends the permit of an autorickshaw, officials, in absence of any place to detain the vehicle, simply remove the fare metres of the autorickshaws.(HT File)

Maharashtra autos drivers may not get to refuel vehicles after permit suspended

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 04:38 PM IST
The Maharashtra Motor Vehicle Department (MMVD) is mulling this step after flying squads of RTOs, in an ongoing drive to curb the menace of rogue drivers, caught 1,296 autorickshaw drivers without a badge, which is mandatory for driving public service vehicles.
The Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department is in the process of buying 500 new tablets, to conduct online learner’s licence tests even at RTO camps in rural areas.(HT File Photo)
The Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Department is in the process of buying 500 new tablets, to conduct online learner’s licence tests even at RTO camps in rural areas.(HT File Photo)

Soon, online test for learners licence in rural Maharashtra too

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:50 AM IST
While the test for a learner’s license was being conducted online at regional transport offices (RTO) in cities, it was still being held verbally at RTO camps conducted at the taluka level in rural areas.
On Wednesday, the Maharashtra government ordered reinstatement of the 37 suspended RTO officials with immediate effect on account of acute shortage of staff.(HT/PHOTO)
On Wednesday, the Maharashtra government ordered reinstatement of the 37 suspended RTO officials with immediate effect on account of acute shortage of staff.(HT/PHOTO)

Govt order on 37 suspended Pune RTO officials is contempt of court, says petitioner

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 02:25 PM IST
The State transport department, in September, 2018, had suspended 28 motor vehicle inspectors and nine assistant inspectors posted at various RTOs across Maharashtra for negligence in issuing fitness certificates to vehicles
Pune Regional Transport Office.(HT/PHOTO)
Pune Regional Transport Office.(HT/PHOTO)

Pune mayor asks RTO to make driving test difficult

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2019 04:29 PM IST
Mukta Tilak was speaking at the inauguration function of road safety week at College of Engineering, Pune (COEP)
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)

Staff crunch at RTO, Pune affects output

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Despite repeated letters to state government at least 50% posts lie vacant.
The van that caught fire in Bhadohi on Saturday.(HT Photo)
The van that caught fire in Bhadohi on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Bhadohi incident puts focus on school vans fitted with domestic LPG

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 03:51 PM IST
The Bhadohi incident has brought to the fore not only the gravity of the risk that innocent schoolchildren are exposed to every day in Uttar Pradesh but also the transport department’s failure in taking action against thousands of Omni vans that operate on illegally fitted domestic LPG cylinders with impunity.
The women’s counter at Sarai Kale Khan RTO in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
The women’s counter at Sarai Kale Khan RTO in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Women’s counter at RTO is a big relief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Lolita Bhaduri
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 03:54 PM IST
At the Sarai Kale Khan RTO, a board reads “GOOD NEWS - Special counter for women applicants”. It is a calm, well lit, organised, grid of an office — a far cry from the pandemonium of 1995 and 2015.
Private buses at Sangamwadi Bridge, Shivaji Nagar in Pune(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Private buses at Sangamwadi Bridge, Shivaji Nagar in Pune(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Pune’s inter city private buses hike ticket prices, RTO yet to take action

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Diwali rush: Private bus operators charge more than 1.5 times, MSRTC ticket rates
While the situation spells business for private and public transport service providers like buses, railways and flights, it means digging a deeper hole in the pockets of commuters.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
While the situation spells business for private and public transport service providers like buses, railways and flights, it means digging a deeper hole in the pockets of commuters.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Diwali cracker: Private bus operators in Pune hike fares despite warning from RTO

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 04:18 PM IST
MSRTC also increases bus fares by 10 per cent during Diwali season
The transport department is preparing itself for the launch of the long-pending portability scheme in Uttar Pradesh before Diwali.(Representative image)
The transport department is preparing itself for the launch of the long-pending portability scheme in Uttar Pradesh before Diwali.(Representative image)

Vehicle number portability: Buying a new car/bike this Diwali? Retain registration number of old one

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 18, 2018 02:27 PM IST
The wait is finally over for those who are anxiously looking forward to porting the ‘auspicious’ ‘lucky’ or ‘VIP’ registration number of their old vehicle to a new one, a facility already available with regard to mobile phone numbers.
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Vehicle sales rise, Mumbai not worried about fuel price

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 08:14 AM IST
Fuel prices may have steadily spiked to all-time highs over the past three months, but that didn’t seem to stop Mumbaiites from buying cars and bikes.
Following the revelations, the department has initiated an investigation to find out whether such malpractices are happening in the 12 other RTOs across Delhi.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Following the revelations, the department has initiated an investigation to find out whether such malpractices are happening in the 12 other RTOs across Delhi.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

42 driver licences issued illegally at RTO in one week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2018 01:48 AM IST
Following the revelations, the department has initiated an investigation to find out whether such malpractices are happening in the 12 other RTOs across Delhi.
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)

Only registered owners can operate e-rickshaws, says RTO

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nitika Kakkar
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 10:07 PM IST
Action will be taken against the owners if the vehicles are rented out.
Buses seized by RTO parked at Shivajinagar.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Buses seized by RTO parked at Shivajinagar.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

RTO seizes 43 private buses over hiked ticket prices

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Between May 2 and May 15, Pune RTO inspected 571 buses belonging to private operators, out of which 153 were found guilty of inflating the fare.
Thane RTO office along with 49 others across the state could be upgraded(HT PHoto)
Thane RTO office along with 49 others across the state could be upgraded(HT PHoto)

Driving licence made easy: Maharashtra transport department plans seva kendras at all RTO

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:27 PM IST
The department has invited bids for appointing a new service provider to process smart card driving licences.
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)

Accidents claim 1,398 lives across Pune district in 2017

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jui Dharwadkar
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 11:29 PM IST
RTO officials say 62 black spots identified, need to be addressed.
Patiala regional transport officer Gurpreet Singh Thind.(HT Photo)
Patiala regional transport officer Gurpreet Singh Thind.(HT Photo)

Corruption case: Vigilance bureau SSP seeks permission to grill Patiala RTO

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2018 11:31 AM IST
RTO’s driver-cum-gunman was held last month accepting bribe of 40,000 from a transporter in Rampura Phul ‘at his behest’.
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