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In India, the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 makes it mandatory for all vehicle buyers to register their vehicles before using it. This rule is applicable to two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers. Given the increasing demand for motor vehicles in the state of Gujarat, the Transport Department of Gujarat has made the vehicle registration process extremely hassle-free for individuals residing in the state. Read on to know more about how to register your two-wheeler in the state of Gujarat.
Vehicle registration refers to the process of registering one’s vehicle with a particular government authority. The purpose of registering a vehicle is to create a connection between the owner/rider of the vehicle and the vehicle itself. Thus, getting your vehicle registered helps in the identification of your vehicle, which may be extremely important in the event of a crime or accident. Also, in order to comply with the rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, it is necessary for all individuals residing in India to get their vehicles registered under the respective Registering Authority.
You, as a vehicle owner, will need to submit the following documents to the RTO along with your application in Form 20:
*Note: The vehicle owner can submit his/her passport, school leaving certificate, utility bills, LIC policy, house tax receipt, etc. as proof of ID and address.
Given that it is mandatory to register your two-wheeler as per the Motor Vehicles Act, make sure to go through your state’s vehicle registration process to ensure that you are familiar with what needs to be done and what documents are to be submitted. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 also requires all two-wheelers to mandatorily have a two wheeler insurance policy at all times. Thus, when purchasing a two-wheeler, you should make sure to do your research and pick a two wheeler insurance policy that meets your coverage needs. You should also renew your policy on time to ensure that you always have a valid insurance cover to protect you against various financial risks.
While there was a 6% increase in the number of vehicles registered across the country, the state of Gujarat witnessed a 3.44% decline in the number of vehicle registrations in 2018. In Ahmedabad, a total of 2.92 lakh vehicles were registered during 2018, in comparison to 3.18 lakh vehicles in 2017.
Further, as per data on the Parivahan website, only 16.56 lakh vehicles were registered in Gujarat in 2018, in comparison to 17.15 lakh vehicles in 2017.
Although the state as a whole witnessed a decline in the number of vehicle registrations, Kheda, Surat, and Anand witnessed an increase in vehicle registrations in 2018.
Data also shows that car registrations increased by around a lakh across India, while Gujarat registered around 19,000 fewer motor vehicles in 2018 in comparison to the previous year. The state, which is known to have a major market for two-wheelers, also witnessed a decline in the number of two-wheelers registrations in 2018.
With regard to absolute numbers, the number of vehicle registrations in the state reduced by 59,000 in 2018.
4 January 2019
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