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A Regional Transport Office (RTO) is an organisation that helps people regarding driver-related and vehicle-related tasks. For instance, you need a Driving License (DL) to ride a scooter. Where do you get that from? The RTO. These offices are spread across the country and cater to a specific region. Therefore, if you reside in Meerut, you can approach the Meerut RTO for tasks related to a DL, vehicle registration, permits, etc.
This article is focussed on the Meerut RTO and ways to get in touch with the office. By going through the article, you will come to know that the Meerut RTO does a lot more than just issue DLs. You will also find a Frequently Asked Questions section at the end of the article for more clarification. Read ahead to know about Meerut RTO’s contact details and functions.
Meerut’s RTO code is UP-15. Here, UP stands for Uttar Pradesh, which is the state code. RTO code and state code go together as far as vehicle registration is concerned. Thus, if you register a private or commercial vehicle in Meerut, you will have UP-15 on the vehicle’s number plate and in its Registration Certificate.
Here’s a table highlighting Meerut RTO’s contact number, RTO office address and other details.
|RTO Name||RTO Meerut|
|Office Address||Sector 12, Shastri Nagar, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 250003|
Here’s a table highlighting the contact details of the Transport Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
|Name||Transport Department Office|
|Office Address||Office of The Transport Commissioner, Tehri Kothi, M.G. Road, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow-226001|
If you want a DL, you will have to pay the corresponding RTO fees in Meerut for the service. Same goes for a permit and other tasks. Note that the following tables showcasing the fees are as per the Transport Department of Government of Uttar Pradesh’s website and may change going ahead.
Table showing Driving License fees in Meerut:
|Task||Fees in INR|
|Learner’s license test fee or repeat the test fee.||50|
|For the test, or repeat test of competence to drive.||300|
|Issue of a driving license.||200|
|Issue of International Driving Permit.||1000|
|Addition of another class of vehicle.||500|
|Endorsement or renewal of authorization for vehicles carrying hazardous goods.||100|
|Renewal of a driving licence.||200|
|Renewal of driving licence (after the grace period).||300|
|Issue or renewal of a licence to a driving school.||10000|
|Issue of a duplicate licence to a driving school.||5000|
|Change in address or other such tasks.||200|
Table showing Vehicle Registration Charges in Meerut.
|Class of Vehicle||RTO Registration Fees in INR|
|Medium goods and passenger vehicle||1000|
|Heavy goods vehicle/passenger||1500|
|Imported motor vehicle||5000|
|Any other vehicle not mentioned above||3000|
Table showing vehicle’s Fitness Certificate charges in Meerut.
|Fitness Certificate For||Fees in INR|
|Three-wheeled or light motor vehicle or quadricycle||Manual||400|
|Medium or Heavy motor vehicle||Manual||600|
|Grant or renewal of a certificate of fitness for motor vehicle||200|
Table showing Permit charges in Meerut.
|Permit for||Charges in INR|
|Contract Carriage (except motor/maxi cab)||9000|
|Private service vehicle||4500|
There are certain tasks that have a defined timeline. For example, a DL test. And then there are some tasks where it becomes difficult to give a perfect turnaround time. This is because such tasks often require coordination of multiple departments and are inherently long-term in nature. For example, the entire process of availing a DL. Thus, the turnaround time for the completion of an RTO task is directly related to the nature of the task. Please request the RTO official in charge of your task for an approximate timeframe regarding task completion.
Also, read: RTO New Vehicle Registration Process
Here’s an overview of the functions performed by the Regional Transport Office in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
From the outside, a task related to the DL can seem simple. However, DL is a huge umbrella as far as tasks under it are concerned. This is because there are different types of DLs. There are different classes of vehicles as well. Then there are DLs for private vehicles and commercial vehicles. In the case of international driving, there is the International Driving Permit.
DLs come with an expiry date. And driving a vehicle with an expired DL is of no use. You can be fined for it. Thus, you need to renew it. If you lose your DL, you need to apply for a duplicate one. All such services are offered by the Meerut RTO.
Owners of passenger-carrying and goods-carrying vehicles need a specific permit to drive the vehicle in India. For example, you might have come across tourist cars that have an All-India permit. If your vehicle is engaged in a commercial activity, chances are you will need an appropriate permit for it. You can approach the Meerut RTO on the above-given address to apply for such a permit.
Vehicle registration is done at RTOs. Since this is usually aided by the car dealer, vehicle owners are not familiar with the process. Vehicles sold in the Indian market need to be registered in an RTO. If you buy a bike or a car in Meerut, it is registered at the Meerut RTO. You need to pay the registration fees as per the vehicles make and model.
Once you register your vehicle, you receive a Registration Certificate (RC). Nowadays, the RCs are issued in a Smart Card format. They appear like a Debit Card. Tasks related to issuing and renewing RCs are executed by the Meerut RTO.
RTO in Meerut collects Road Tax as stated in The Motor Vehicles Act. The RTO also helps with check posts along the state and city borders. The office also issues Fitness Certificates to vehicles. In general, the RTO issues, renews, and offers duplicate copies of essential (driver-related and vehicle-related) documents if required.
Listed below are some common questions and answers about RTOs.
Can the Meerut RTO help me renew my Third-party Liability car insurance policy?
No, RTOs do not offer vehicle insurance-related services.
Can I get a duplicate DL by approaching the Meerut RTO?
Yes, you can apply for a duplicate DL by getting in touch with the Meerut RTO.
What kind of questions are asked in the theory test for DL?
The theory test for DL consists of multiple-choice questions.
I am permanently moving from Meerut to Kochi. Do I need a No Objection Certificate from the Meerut RTO to move my car to another state?
Yes, you will need a No Objection Certificate from Meerut RTO considering your vehicle was registered over there. You will have to submit the NOC to the RTO in Kochi to register your car in the new state.
How will I come to know the right form for any kind of RTO task?
You can get in touch with the Meerut RTO and ask them for the process. They will help you out regarding the right forms to be filled and convey the next steps.
Other Popular RTO Offices in India:
|RTO Offices in Chennai||RTO Offices in Bengaluru|
|RTO Offices in Hyderabad||RTO Offices in Mumbai|
|RTO Offices in Delhi||RTO Offices in Ahmedabad|
|RTO Offices in Pune||RTO Offices in Kolkata|
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