In latest news, vehicles which are more than 15 years old will have to undergo the registration process again if the owners want to avoid any action by the city police and the Regional Transport Office (RTO).
During a check conducted by the RTO on September 21, over 400 vehicles plying on roads of which around 278 motorcycles and cars were impounded for not having paid tax.
The RTO has generated a revenue of INR 5.18 lakh in taxes and INR 1.37 lakh as fine alone. There were 21 squads despatched to conduct vehicle checks throughout the city which included RTO inspectors.
The RTO officials have demanded vehicle owners to pay taxes and renew their vehicle registration if it has not been done yet.
Officials claim the sudden check was conducted for vehicle owners to prevent them from tax evasion. An official from the transport office said vehicle owners will only have to follow a simple procedure to pay tax and getting the fitness test done for their vehicles at the RTO.
The registration of cars and bikes, when issued new is valid only for a time period of 15 years. According to an order issued by the government four years ago, motor vehicles which are older than 15 years will have to pay tax, which is valid for a period of 5 years.