BENGALURU: Getting that fancy number issued for your car became easier from Monday with the road transport authorities launching an auction system for such allotments. This is expected to make the process transparent and faster as it will be completed in a single day.
People who want numbers within the next 1,000 that are being allotted by their respective RTOs can file an application along with a fee of `20,000 for the current series and `75,000 for future series and put the application in a drop box at the RTO. The cut-off time is 11.45 am every day. The boxes will then be opened at noon in the presence of the applicants, who will be given immediate allotments.
“In cases where more than one application is received for a particular registration number, the applicants will be informed of the same. They will then have to file an application in an envelope along with the bid amount in the form of a demand draft drawn in favour of the jurisdictional RTO/ARTO which will have to be put in the drop box before 1 pm,” said Transport Commissioner Ramegowda.
The envelopes will then be opened at 1.15 pm on the same day. The highest bidder will be confirmed before 1.30 pm and issued a receipt for the money paid. Demand drafts of unsuccessful bidders will be returned.
The applications must include a vehicle sale letter, address, phone number, email address and a demand draft for the amount. A period of 90 days will be given for registration of the vehicle failing which the bid amount will be forfeited and the number will be released for auction again.
On Saturdays, the entire process will be completed by 12.30 pm.