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Delhi, officially known as the National Capital Territory (NCT), is an important union territory in India. NCT has a population of around 16.8 million, while Delhi city’s population is estimated to be more than 11 million, as per the 2011 census. The road density of Delhi, which is 2103 km/100 km2, is the highest in India. Personal vehicles are used widely in the union territory, with private vehicles accounting for around 30% of the overall demand for transport, as on 2007.
The total number of vehicles plying the roads of Delhi has increased rapidly during the past few decades. Thus, the Transport Department of Delhi works to ensure that all vehicle buyers follow the guidelines specified by the Motor Vehicles Act. In addition, the Transport Department is also responsible for levying and collecting the due taxes, registering vehicles, etc. Read on to know the process that you should follow to register your two-wheeler in Delhi.
|Zonal Office Location||Code|
|Khebar Pass, Timar Pur Road, Civil Line, Delhi - 54||01|
|IP Depot, New Delhi||02|
|Sheikh Sarai Authority, New Delhi||03|
|Janak Puri, New Delhi||04|
|Loni Road, Delhi||05|
|Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi||06|
|Mayur Vihar Zonal Office, Delhi||07|
|Wazir Pur Zonal Office, Delhi||08|
|Dwarka Authority, New Delhi||09|
|Raja Garden Authority, New Delhi||10|
|Rohini Authority, New Delhi||11|
|Vasant Vihar Authority, New Delhi||12|
|Surajmal Vihar Authority, Delhi||13|
Based on where you reside, you can visit a zonal office that is located in your area of residence or business, if required.
As per Section 39 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, all motor vehicles, including two-wheelers, four-wheelers, and other types of vehicles, will only be permitted to be driven in a public place after the vehicle has been registered under the respective registering authority. Once a vehicle has been registered, it is necessary for the vehicle owner to carry the original registration certificate and other mandatory documents along with him/her while riding the two-wheeler. Further, the vehicle owner should ensure that a copy of the same documents is kept elsewhere.
According to the provisions of Section 43 of the Central Motor Vehicles Act, a vehicle can be temporarily registered only if the vehicle owner is transporting his/her vehicle to another state. The maximum validity period of a temporary registration certificate is one month. Temporary registration of motor vehicles is done at the M.L.O. The Transport Department of Delhi has also given zonal offices and certain vehicle manufacturers the authority to provide a temporary registration certificate to vehicle buyers. Temporary registration certificates are commonly known as transit registration since the destination or the place that the vehicle is supposed to reach is also mentioned in the registration certificate.
To register a private two-wheeler, the concerned individual will need to approach the local zonal office. The Transport Department of Delhi has also given authority to automobile dealers to register motor vehicles and to give registration certificates to vehicle owners in order to make the vehicle registration process hassle-free for new vehicle buyers. The documents that will need to be submitted to register a new two-wheeler are listed below:
If a vehicle owner wishes to change the address in the registration certificate, he/she will need to provide the following documents to the RTO:
*Note: To change your address in the registration certificate, you will need to apply for the same within a period of 14 days from the date of effect, after which a fee of Rs.500 will be charged as a penalty on a monthly basis.
An individual who wishes to re-register their vehicle that is brought from another state to Delhi will need to first obtain a NOC from the Registering Authority under which the vehicle was previously registered. Post this, the concerned individual will need to submit the following documents to get their vehicle re-registered in Delhi:
To transfer the ownership of a two-wheeler, the concerned vehicle owner will need to approach the zonal office under which the two-wheeler is registered. The following documents will have to be submitted by the concerned individual:
Commercial vehicle owners will need to submit the following documents in addition to the above-mentioned documents:
If a registered vehicle owner passes away, the concerned individual’s legal heir will have to submit an application to transfer the ownership of the deceased individual’s vehicle. The legal heir will need to submit the following documents:
*Note: A penalty of Rs.500 will be charged if the legal heir does not submit the application within 30 days of the registered vehicle owner’s death.
If you have purchased your two-wheeler on loan from a lender or financier, you will need to make an endorsement for the same in the vehicle’s registration certificate. To do so, you will need to submit the following documents:
To delete the hypothecation once the loan amount is repaid to the lender/financier, vehicle owners will need to submit the following documents to the respective RTO:
New commercial vehicles are required to be registered at the M.L.O. at the headquarters of the Delhi Transport Department. The concerned vehicle owner will need to make an application for the same and submit the following documents:
If a vehicle owner wishes to take his/her vehicle to another state and get the vehicle registered in that state, the concerned individual will first have to apply for a NOC from the Registering Authority under which the vehicle was registered in Delhi. The vehicle owner will need to submit the following documents for the same:
A vehicle owner can apply for a duplicate registration certificate if the original registration certificate has been lost or destroyed. The concerned individual will need to submit the documents mentioned below for the same:
It is mandatory for all vehicles to have a valid registration certificate. Thus, make sure to go through your state or union territory’s vehicle registration process to ensure that you are familiar with what needs to be done before purchasing a vehicle for yourself. You should also make sure to do your due research about the various types of two wheeler insurance policies that are available in the market to ensure that you purchase a policy that provides you significant coverage at an affordable price.
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