Jaipur: The district transport authorities will launch an inspection drive next month against vehicles over 15 years old, with an aim to contain air pollution and generate extra revenue through renewal of registration.
There would be thousands of vehicles (both four-wheelers and two-wheelers) registered before the year 2000, and were plying on roads, and most of the owners have neither renewed the registration nor got the vehicle's fitness check done, Regional Transport Officer, Jaipur District, V P Singh said.
An inspection drive of such vehicles would be carried out in February in association with the traffic police, and the owners would be asked to get their vehicle re-registered, and renew vehicle insurance to get benefit in case of any accident, Singh said.
Action would be taken against defaulters and fine would be imposed as per the case, he said, adding, public awareness advertisements and notices would be published in this regard.
Quoting standing orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban outdated vehicles of more than 15-year-old, the RTO said, vehicle inspection, re-registration and insurance cover would be made compulsory for owners if they want to continue run their four-wheelers or two-wheelers in the streets.
RTO-Jaipur District usually has a target of registration of about 1 lakh vehicle and revenue of around Rs 600 cr in a financial year, and of this 60 to 65 per cent revenue was being generated from registration of personal vehicles (about Rs 350 cr to Rs 400 cr), he said.
Renewal drive will fetch extra revenue to the state exchequer, besides securing vehicle owners for next five years, he said, adding, vehicles over 15 years old should be renewed with registration and fitness checks every five years.
Any person bringing vehicle from other states and not having registration of Jaipur can ply his vehicle for only 30 days, and after this deadline, the registration should be transferred.
The drive will last for over a week and should be taken on a healthy note, he said.