The Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Visakhapatnam was set up with the aim to make sure all the rules mentioned under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 are put into action. While carrying out functions such as issuing licences and permits, the body works towards improving the transport system of the city. The Transport Commissioner heads the transport department that looks into the matters related to transport.
Visakhapatnam is an important city in Andhra Pradesh and the seventh largest metropolis in the country.?Being surrounded by the Western Ghats on the north, south, and west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, the city has many tourist spots such as the Araku Valley, Ross Hill, Borra Caves, Ramakrishna Beach, Gangavaram Beach, Bhimili, and so on. The city is home to many large industries, shopping complexes, and IT hubs.
Given below are some of the major functions of the RTOs in Visakhapatnam:
|Area||Name of Officer?||Phone?||E-mail?|
|Anakapalli?||G Ravindranath||8924 - 222687||rto_anakapalli@ aptransport.org|
|Gajuwaka||I Siva Prasada Rao||891 - 2744959||rto_gajuwaka@ aptransport.org|
|Visakhapatnam (RTO 1)||M. Mandhat||2559777||rto1_visakhapatnam@ aptransport.org|
|Visakhapatnam (RTO 2)||M. Venkatarama Reddy||2559777||rto1_visakhapatnam@ aptransport.org|
Visakhapatnam is planning to get an automated inspection and certification centre (AICC), a first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh which is already operational in Singapore, Germany, China, and Hong Kong. The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) based in Pune will provide technical support to the state government to set up AICC. The function of the centre will be to curb issues of pollution and accidents, as well as prevent corruption in the RTO in issuing permits to citizens.
The services offered by the RTO make it convenient for individuals to avail driving licences or getting permits to drive vehicles. Vehicle owners should make it a point to avail these services and get all the necessary documents to legally drive the vehicle on Indian roads. Anyone failing to carry out the mandated procedures will be fined heavily. The documents to be carried by all drivers are the registration certificate, emission test certificate, and motor insurance policy.
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