21 May 2011: RTA has proposed a scheme wherein, the vehicle owners can retain their old vehicle’s fancy number and continue the same to their new vehicles by paying a prescribed fee. The charge for retaining the registration number is two times the basic registration fee, which is decided on the basis of the category in to which the number falls.
RTA has earned Rs.45 crore last year only by selling of fancy numbers. This system will be implemented thorough out the state. The Transport department with the assistance of Center for Good Governance (CGG) has created a new system, which will conduct the bidding process of fancy registration numbers like online trading of shares in the stock market, unlike the existing process where the applicant has to drop his slip mentioning his bidding amount in a drop box.
Source: Express Buzz