Team AckoJul 21, 2021
The road tax is known by different names throughout the whole world and is also levied in India. The road tax is a type of tax which is to be paid on every vehicles and automobile before it is being used on any public road. Road tax in India is imposed both by the State Government as well as the Central Government. At places, it is also imposed by the local bodies. Road tax is usually paid either annually or as a one-time payment. Road tax has to be paid to the Regional Transport Office in your area. The taxes on different vehicles are calculated on various factors and are generally based on the seating capacity, engine capacity, and cost price along with the un-laden weight.
The Government of India has levied road tax so that the cost of the construction, as well as the maintenance of the roads, could be raised. This tax is essential as it not only helps the citizens of India but also the foreigners in traveling through the states, towns, and cities both conveniently and comfortably. Another important point is the security on the highways. Till date, the highway robberies in different parts of India have become an important concern that needs to be checked. The taxation made on the road helps in ensuring and maintaining the safety and security of the road. It is to be kept in mind that there are different kinds of road taxes and they are usually based on the place and state one is traveling. The toll tax is the most common form of road tax that is collected from the vehicles.
Every Indian citizen has to pay the road tax while he is purchasing a vehicle. While purchasing a vehicle or a car, one not only has to pay the ex-showroom price but also an additional amount which comes in the form of road tax in Uttar Pradesh. The road tax charged in every individual’s case is different. It generally gets calculated on two of the most important factors.
The type of vehicle, according to a two-wheeler or four-wheeler
The purpose of using the vehicle, whether being used for personal use or for transporting goods
According to Section 3, of the Uttar Pradesh Motor Vehicle Taxation Act 1962, every individual who owns a vehicle will have to pay the road tax in Uttar Pradesh during the registration of that particular vehicle and thereafter according to the formulated rules.
According to the Motor Vehicle Taxation Rules, all the commercial vehicles which enter Uttar Pradesh for a limited span of time has to pay the “other state vehicle tax” which are to be paid at the check posts of the toll tax that are located on the borders of the state. Continuous transportation of different vehicles which keep coming from the other states engages the toll tax posts 24 X 7 and throughout the day, the long queues can be witnessed at the toll tax centers. The joint effort of the National Informatics Center and the UP Transport Department has led to the development of a successful online system has enabled the owners of the vehicles in depositing the Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh through the online services with the help of a secured website and internet banking at almost any time of the day.
The amount of Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh is calculated by the system and the calculations are generally based on the vehicle’s parameters. One can pay the taxes through the option of Net Banking of his own bank. After making the payment, a receipt is generated by the software. The user then can print the receipt and produce the same at the check post. The web-based interface allows the officials at the check post to verify the payment that has been made by the user.
The Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh is charged yearly for:
The passenger vehicle whose weight does not exceed 90.72 kg is Rs 150.
The two-wheelers whose value is up to Rs. 0.20 lakhs is 2% of the vehicle’s value.
The two-wheelers whose value ranges from 0.20 lakhs to 0.60 lakhs is 4% of the vehicle’s value.
The two-wheelers whose value ranges from 0.60 lakhs to 2.00 lakhs is 6% of the vehicle’s value.
The two-wheelers whose value exceeds 2 lakhs is 8% of the vehicle’s value.
The Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh yearly charged for cars are:
With value, up to 6 lakhs is 3% of the car’s value.
With value above 6 lakhs to 10 lakhs s 6% of the car’s value.
With value above 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs is 8% of the car’s value.
With value above 20 lakhs is 9% of the car’s value.
The yearly Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh that is imposed on the goods vehicle in UP:
If the loading capacity is not exceeding 1 ton then it is Rs.665.00
If the loading capacity is exceeding 1 ton but not 2 ton then it is Rs.940.00
If the loading capacity is exceeding 2 ton but not 4 ton then it is Rs.1430.00
If the loading capacity is exceeding 4 ton but not 6 ton then it is Rs.1915.00
If the loading capacity is exceeding 6 ton but not 8 ton then it is Rs.2375.00
If the loading capacity is exceeding 8 ton but not 9 ton then it is Rs.2865.00
If the loading capacity is exceeding 9 ton but not 10 ton then it is Rs.3320.00
If the loading capacity is exceeding 10 ton then it is Rs.3320.00+ Rs 470/ton
The RTOs or the Regional Transport Offices in Uttar Pradesh helps the people to pay the Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh while they are traveling through the state and national highways in the particular state. Every location of the RTO in the state has a unique code. Some of the most important RTO for the Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh are:
Saharanpur – UP11
Bulandshahar – UP13
Muzaffarnagar – UP12
Noida – UP16
Greater Noida – UP18
Ghaziabad – UP14
Meerut – UP15
Baghpat – UP17
Shamli – UP19
Moradabad – UP21
Bijnor – UP20
Rampur – UP22
Bareilly – UP25
Badaun – UP24
Shahjahanpur – UP27
Jyotiba Phule Nagar – UP23
Ayodhya – UP28
Kheri – UP31
Pilibhit – UP26
Raebareli – UP33
Yusuf – UP29
Hardoi – UP30
Lucknow – UP32
Unnao – UP35
Hapur – UP37
Sitapur – UP34
Amethi District – UP36
Sambhal – UP38
Faizabad – UP42
Bahraich – UP40
Barabanki – UP41
Ambedkar Nagar – UP45
Gonda – UP43
Balrampur – UP47
Shrawasti – UP46
Sultanpur – UP44
Deoria – UP52
Azamgarh – UP50
Basti – UP51
Besides paying the Road Tax in Uttar Pradesh, one should not be driving without the documents mentioned below. whether he is a resident of UP or someone from any other state of India-
A valid driving license
Form 23 or the Vehicle Registration Certificate
A valid PUC(Pollution Under Control) Certificate
Fitness certificate of the vehicle if only it is a transport vehicle.
The above-mentioned documents are to be produced if any uniformed police officer or any other official from the Transport Department or the Road Tax Uttar Pradesh asks for the same.
Some of the general rules while driving on the road are to be followed strictly while you are in UP. You should be having a proper insight about the Road Tax Uttar Pradesh and knowledge about:
Sharing the road
Driving at night
Right of way
Approaching the roundabouts
How to stop quickly
Turning and U–turn.
Paying for the Road Tax Uttar Pradesh, especially for the outstation vehicles has become a lot easier. The Transport Department of the State has introduced the new online system of paying the road tax for the registered vehicles that are coming from the other states on commercial trips or with a temporary permit.
By logging into the website of the transport department, the owners of the vehicles can pay the Road Tax Uttar Pradesh directly from their home even before starting the trip. This helps them in avoiding trips and subsequent queues at the RTOs.
By providing the needed information about his own vehicle to the website’s software, you get to know the Road Tax Uttar Pradesh that you have to pay and you can do the same with the net banking options.
Also, read: Vehicle Scrappage Policy in India
UP Anounces Road Tax Relief for EV Manufacturers – June 19, 2020
The cabinet of the Uttar Pradesh government has announced road tax relief for Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturers while it hiked fines for traffic violations. In an effort to promote EVs in the state, the cabinet has approved of up to 100% road tax exemption for the promotion and manufacture of EVs. As per the approval, the first 1 lakh electric two-wheelers will receive a 100% exemption from road tax, while four-wheelers will receive an exemption of 75% from road tax. The state cabinet also decided to increase the traffic penalties to ensure the discipline of the vehicle owners while plying on public roads.
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