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RTO records Rs. 37 crore revenue

By Our Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE, APRIL 17. The Mangalore Regional Transport Office (RTO) has recorded a revenue of Rs. 37.39 crore in the financial year 2003-04 and met 90.54 per cent of the target.

A press release from the Regional Transport Officer, R. Giridhar, said 53,963 vehicles were inspected in 2003-04 and inspection reports submitted against 6,519 vehicles. Fifty-four vehicles were seized.

Of the inspected vehicles, the RTO collected Rs. 9,13,282 in taxes and Rs. 55,58,796 in fines to record a revenue of Rs. 64,72,078. A fine of Rs. 4,84,515 was collected from the owners of 2,096 vehicles for faulty headlights as per a directive from the Karnataka High Court. As many as of 7,787 vehicles were inspected. The office is carrying out a weekly drive to check headlights.

The RTO inspected 23,096 vehicles and imposed a fine of Rs. 32,05,620 on the owners of 1,720 vehicles for overloading. Cases were filed against the owners of 186 contract carriage vehicles (486 vehicles were inspected), and a fine of Rs. 50,240 was collected.

For use of high-decibel horns, a fine of Rs. 1,93,400 was collected from the owners of 281 vehicles (974 vehicles were inspected).

A fine of Rs. 15,190 was collected from the owners of 1,333 polluting vehicles (26,047 vehicles were inspected). The move has succeeded in increasing awareness among vehicle owners on the need to adhere to the pollution control norms.

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