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New road tax rates come into effect

Delhi Government today hiked the tax rates for luxury cars and bikes as it notified the cabinet decision to increase road tax on them to generate additional revenue.



New Delhi: Delhi Government today hiked the
tax rates for luxury cars and bikes as it notified the cabinet
decision to increase road tax on them to generate additional
revenue.

The new rates came into effect this morning across the
national capital after the government notified the decision
following approval by Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna.

"The file regarding increasing the road tax on
two-wheelers and luxury four-wheelers was received from the Lt
Governor yesterday and it was notified today," a senior Delhi
Transport Department official said.

He said the new rates have come into effect immediately.
People buying two-wheelers costing up to Rs 25,000 will now
have to pay the existing rate of two per cent while
two-wheelers in the price range of Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000 will
attract a road tax of four per cent.

Two-wheelers exceeding Rs 40,000 will be charged six per
cent road tax, the official said.

The Delhi Government had on May 24 decided to increase
the road tax on some categories of two-wheelers and
four-wheelers to generate additional revenue and to
"discourage" people from using private vehicles.

For cars costing upto Rs 6 lakh, the tax has been
doubled to four per cent from existing two per cent, while the
cars in the price band of Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10 lakh will
attract seven per cent road tax.

Ten per cent road tax will be levied on cars costing
above Rs 10 lakh, the official said.

PTI

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