Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) are basically organisations set up by the government in each state and major city to keep a record of all vehicles in the state. They are also responsible for carrying out the rules laid down under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Transport Commissioner heads the transport department of each state.
Pune is one of the major cities in India situated in the state of Maharashtra. It is home to prestigious management and medical colleges, and is an important IT hub in the country. The job opportunities and cultural diversification attract people from all over the country.
The transport department in Pune executes the following functions in the state:
Each RTO in the country has a code which is usually reflected on the registration number of vehicles. Here are the details of the RTO in Pune:
|Name of the area||RTO Address||Contact Details||RTO Code|
|Pune||Regional Transport Officer, 38, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Near Sangam Bridge, Pune ? 411001||Phone: 020?26058282/ 26058080/90/260585 55/26057414/11 E-mail: rto.12? email@example.com||MH12|
It is important for every new vehicle owner to get his/her vehicle registered at the nearest RTO. RTOs sometimes give a temporary registration and then provide a permanent registration. Only those who have registered their vehicles and have valid driving licences are permitted to use vehicles on the road. Also, every car or bike owner is required to get a vehicle insurance plan for their vehicle. Failure to follow any of the rules will lead to penalties that are to be paid to the traffic police.
As per a notification issued by the state transport authority, all vehicles manufactured after April 1, in the state of Maharashtra, will have High-Security Registration Plates. Car dealerships have been given the responsibility to fix the HSRPs on cars that will hit the roads after April 1. Each car manufacturer would have tied-up with certain HSRP manufacturing companies that will provide the required licence plates to the dealers, on request. The licence plates will be made as per the standards set by the central transport ministry.
The central government has mandated HSRPs for new vehicles i.e. vehicles manufactured after April 1 only and has left it to the respective state transport departments to decide whether the same should be implemented on cars running on roads at the moment. No official notification has been sent with respect to cars that are already on the roads. While officials wait for the notification from the ministry in order to put a plan of action in place, they urge individuals who own cars that are on roads already to contact their dealers and get HSRPs in advance even before the notification is received.
5 April 2019
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