Udupi: "Severe action will be taken under the Motor Vehicles Act, against people who do not pay taxes for their vehicles. The district had set up a target of collecting of Rs 140.20 crore revenue by tax during 2018/19 period. Rs 121 crore has been collected up to February, and the remaining amount should be collected before the end of this financial year," said R M Varnekar, District Deputy Transport Commissioner and District Senior Regional Transport Officer.
Speaking to the media at his office at Manipal, Varnekar on Tuesday, March 5, said that 90.15% of the target which was set has been reached, and the remaining amount of Rs 19 crore will be collected prior to March 31, 2019.
"In order to reach the set target of collecting Rs 140.20 crore revenue through taxes, the RTO has decided to seize the vehicles for which the taxes are not paid. A wide scale inspection of vehicles will also be undertaken," said Varnekar.
"As many as 900 vehicles have been charge sheeted, among which 250 vehicles including eight buses, 1 motor cab, 35 lorries, and a couple of school vehicles and ambulances are seized since the last two months," he added.
Varnekar also said that cases were filed against vehicles for violating permit rules. In January alone 181 violation of permit cases were registered, among which 42 vehicles seized. As much as Rs. 18,56,525 was collected as tax and Rs. 5,79,500 collected as fine from the owners of such vehicles.
"If a vehicle from other states runs for more than 30 days in our state, tax should be paid for such vehicle," said Varnekar.
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