20 lakh cars are up for renewal, and the RTO has received 25 applications.

Failure to renew registration of 15-year-old two-wheelers would result in a fee of Rs 300 per month and Rs 500 for vehicles under new rules enacted on April 1, Regional Transport Office (RTO) is expected to earn more than Rs 50 crore in penalties in a single month.

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) is expected to profit handsomely as over 14 lakh two-wheeler owners and 3 lakh automobile owners are scheduled to obtain Fitness Certifications (FC) for their 15-year-old vehicles.

Vehicles 15 years or older will have to be certified for fitness under new rules that go into effect on April 1, 2022, or their owners will face a monthly fee of Rs 300 (two-wheelers) or Rs 500 (cars). According to Assistance Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Vinita Yadav, the Subhash Bridge RTO has received just approximately 25 applications for registration renewals. Failure to renew road-worthy certifications by April will subject 14 lakh two-wheeler owners to a Rs 42 crore punishment every month. The total fine for three lakh automobile owners is Rs 15 crore per month.

RTO stands to receive Rs 57 crore per month in penalties if both kinds of cars are fined. Add to it the Rs 50 per day punishment levied on owners of freight and passenger vehicles who fail to get fitness certifications.

The renewal of registration of vehicles 15 years or older has been increased from Rs 300 to Rs 1,000 for two-wheelers, Rs 600 to Rs 2,500 for three-wheelers, Rs 600 to Rs 5,000 for cars, and Rs 15,000 to Rs 40,000 for imported vehicles, according to new rules resulting from amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Vehicles that are considered unfit for usage will be destroyed under the new policy. As of April 1, there were 20.5 lakh automobiles in Ahmedabad that were 15 years or older. Three lakh automobiles, 14 lakh two-wheelers, one lakh rickshaws, and two lakh other vehicles are among them.

"It is in the interest of all vehicle owners to get their registrations renewed on time otherwise they would be obliged to pay fines on a monthly basis till registrations are renewed," Assistance Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Vinita Yadav told Mirror.

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