Karnataka Transport Department Collects INR 14 Crore As Tax

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The Karnataka State Transport Department has generated a revenue of INR 14 crore by seizing vehicles that have been running on Karanataka roads without paying local taxes.

The State Transport Department has seized 1,000 cars, all high end vehicles that have been registered in other states and running in Karnataka.

The cash was collected as tax by the Transport Department because these vehicles were registered in other places where road tax is cheaper.

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Rame Gowda, the Transport Commissioner said that such enforcement will go on and specially in Bangalore because there are many such high end cars plying on road without paying the road taxes here.

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) officials have checked a total of 3,636 vehicles registered outside the state and seized 1,000 of them.

The regulation says that a vehicle registered outside the state cannot ply on Karanataka roads for more than 30 days without paying the life tax of Karnataka.

The Transport Commissioner says that the department is expecting another INR 3 crore that is yet to be paid by vehicle owners.

Apart from Bangalore, other places in the state also had similar checks. For example, 295 such vehicles were seized in Dharwad.


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Story first published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:00 [IST]
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