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RECESSION HITS ON REGISTRATION OF CARS BUT RTO STILL EARNS RS 125 CRORE

rtoNavi Mumbai Deputy RTO department has for the year 2008-09 earned a whopping revenue of Rs 125 crores. While the amount is far less from the revenue target of the department, the department has stated that the recession hit market has hit their revenue too. Statistics of the year 2007-08 show that the Navi Mumbai RTO collected Rs 123 crore as against its target of rupees 115 crores, thus increasing the revenue by 6%. However, this year it could not complete its target- the reason being the global recession. The RTO had a target of collecting revenue of rupees 139.76 crore for the year 2008-2009, but it could acquire Rs 125 crore, which is a fall of 11% as compared to the target. Deputy RTO Bharat Kalaskar blamed the global recession for this fall in RTO’s revenue. It must be noted that the Navi Mumbai Regional Transport office had registered 24638 two and four wheelers last year and this year only 21273 vehicles were registered. During the year 2008-2009, 25, 097 vehicles were registered which include 11525 two wheelers and 9748 four wheelers. Speaking on the other segment where revenue was earned, the Bharat Kalaskar informed that the department earned 291.35 crore for checking and towing the vehicles. It must be noted that along with the better functioning of RTO’s information centre, driving training centre and vehicle testing centres, the efficiency of the road safety and awareness campaign has enabled Navi Mumbai RTO to attain a good position than Thane and Raigad RTOs. The deputy RTO also informed that the transport office planning to come up with new campaigns soon. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Sudhir Sharma for NMTV News.

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