Vahaan yet to take off in J&K, courtesy vested interests

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Srinagar, In a bid to retain the powers in the district offices, the Regional Transport Authority is violating the new systems notified already. Partial implementation of the order has created a situation that RTOs have added yet another window to the maze of registration, this time at the cost of the dealers.

Centre and the state government had agreed and announced transferring the power of registering all the non-commercial vehicles to the authorized dealers. A pan-India portal Vahaan is already in place. It permits the authorized dealers to register the ownership, at the moment of the sale of vehicles. The idea is to prevent customers from losing time and resources in the long registration process.

The government has already issued an order as early as August 22, 2017. However, the order is partially implemented.

“We have been given the authority to collect the registration fees, submit it to the RTO along with all the mandatory documents,” one small dealer, who is into two-wheelers, said. “Then, it depends on the RTO officials about the time and the process they will take for issuing the registration documents.”

Another dealer, also into the small business, said they are supposed to have one person especially for this exercise in all districts which makes their operations costly, and in certain cases, loss-making.

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