Fresh RCs may Be Issued Free of Cost

Published: 28th October 2015 05:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th October 2015 05:29 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Will vehicle owners in the state be partially relieved from the financial pinch when they apply for re-assignment of registration numbers?  Though it may or may not happen, it is learnt that transport department officials will hold discussions on waiving off fee charged for issuing Registration Certificate (RC).

For a new RC `50 is charged for a two-wheeler, `200 for a car and `300 for a commercial car (taxi). A clarity on  waiving off the charges will emerge in a day or two after discussions.

On October 15 the government issued a GO, calling for change of ‘AP’ in registration number of vehicles to ‘TS’. Likewise, the district codes too would be changed. When it is done, owners will be issued a new RC with changed number.  Officials said it will take about a week to issue guidelines for implementation of the order.

The announcement created a flutter as the numbers of more than 74 lakh vehicles of all kinds, including about 20 lakh in the city, have to be changed. As High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) will be fixed, people have to shell out varying amounts depending on the type of vehicle. For instance, Rs 245 per HSRP will be charged for two-wheelers and Rs 619 for light motor vehicle like cars.

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