Bhubaneswar: All Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) will remain open during Dussehra, the State Transport Authority (STA) tweeted on Thursday.
RTOs will remain open from 3 PM to 5 PM on 24th and 26th October to facilitate registration of vehicles during Dushara Holidays. The RTOs will also approve registration of NTV vehicles done through dealer point on all four days on work from home basis. @CTOdisha pic.twitter.com/F2GX8gQpnc
— STA Odisha (@STAOdisha) October 22, 2020
The STA said as a large number of vehicles will be sold during the festive season, no dealer can deliver any vehicle without its registration and without affixing the High Security Registration Plate (HSRP).
Since there are four government holidays from October 23 to 26 on the occasion of Durga Puja, it might be a difficult situation for the dealers to get their newly sold vehicles registered at the RTOs.
Therefore, the registration section of all RTOs shall remain open on two days on October 24 and 26 from 3 pm to 5 pm to receive the registration documents from the dealer and allotment of the registration number, the STA said.
It further said that the RTOs shall make the necessary roster arrangements accordingly and intimate all the dealers under their jurisdiction regarding the facility.
For smooth disposal of dealer point registration and approval, STA has allowed the RTOs to approve the registration of non-tactical vehicles (NTV) done through dealer point on all four days on a work-from-home basis.
It also made it clear that in no case, the dealers should deliver any new motor vehicle without registration and without affixing the HSRP number plate.
The RTOs are instructed to check the dealer premises and ensure that no vehicle is delivered without registration and affixing HSRP. In case the dealer is found delivering the vehicles without registration without affixing HSRP then steps shall be taken for cancellation or suspension of the trade license of the dealer.