Team AckoJun 9, 2021
If you reside in Varanasi, then you might have visited the Varanasi’s Regional Transport Office (RTO). It might be regarding a driving test, a driving license, or any other similar task. But these are not the only tasks performed by the Varanasi RTO. For example, the RTO is also responsible for making changes in the vehicle’s Registration Certificate (RC). This article is all about such functions and different ways to contact the RTO.
In today’s digital age, you do not need to visit the Varanasi RTO for all tasks. You can initiate a few of the vehicle-related tasks online as well by visiting the state government’s transport website. Read ahead to know more about Varanasi’s RTO functions and contact details.
Varanasi RTO’s code is 65. And Uttar Pradesh’s state code is UP. Vehicles that are registered in Varanasi feature the code UP-65.
Here’s a table highlighting Varanasi RTO’s contact number, RTO office address and other details.
|RTO Name||Babatpur RTO|
|Office Address||Regional Transport Office, Babatpur Road, (Near Gas Plant), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.|
|Old Office Address||Regional Transport Office, S-2/652-A, Main Road, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.|
|Old Office contact no.||NA|
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 226-001.|
You need to pay a fixed amount of fees to avail RTO services. These fees might not be uniform across the country as the RTO fees in Varanasi might be different than RTO fees in Mumbai. This section will give you an overview of the tasks and the corresponding RTO fees in Varanasi. Note that the following tables showcasing the fees are as per the Government of Uttar Pradesh’s Transport Department’s website and may change going ahead.
Here’s a table showing Driving License fees in Varanasi:
|Task||Fees in INR|
|Issue of International Driving Permit.||1000|
|Learner’s license test or repeat the test fee.||50|
|Addition of another class of vehicle.||500|
|Renewal of a driving licence.||200|
|For the test of competence to drive.||300|
|Driving license Issue.||200|
|Endorsement or renewal of authorization for vehicles carrying hazardous goods.||100|
|Issue or renewal of a licence to a driving school.||10000|
|Issue of a duplicate licence to a driving school.||5000|
|Renewal of driving licence (after the grace period).||300|
|Change in address or other such tasks.||200|
Here’s a table data for Vehicle Registration Charges in Varanasi.
|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|
Here’s a table for vehicle’s Fitness Certificate charges in Varanasi.
|Fitness Certificate For||Fees in INR|
|Three-wheeled or light motor vehicle (LMV) or quadricycle||i) Manual||400|
|Medium or Heavy motor vehicle||i) Manual||600|
|Grant or renewal of a certificate of fitness for motor vehicle||200|
Here’s a table showing Permit charges in Varanasi.
|Permit for||Charges in INR|
|Contract Carriage (except maxi/motor cab)||9000|
|Private Vehicle Service||4500|
Tasks performed by the Varanasi RTO are of a varied nature. Some tasks can be done in a week while there are tasks that might take a month. For example, if your request is to apply for a duplicate DL, it will happen quicker than the time taken to apply for a new DL. You can request the RTO executive handling your task for approximate turnaround time.
Also, read: RTO New Vehicle Registration Process
This section of the article will give you an overview of the functions performed by the Regional Transport Office in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
The Varanasi RTO is entrusted with the responsibility of collecting road tax associated with private and commercial vehicles.
The RTO issues the DL for those who want to drive private vehicles as well as commercial ones. A DL is issued after a practical and theoretical test, which is also conducted by the RTO. As a part of the theorrtical test, the applicants need to attempt and pass a multiple-choice examination. For the practical test, the applicant needs to ride a two-wheeler or drive a vehicle as instructed by the supervising officer.
There might be situations where people apply for a gearless two-wheeler license and get it. A few years later, they want a license for a bike with gear as well. In such cases, the RTO can authorize to ride a bike with gear by adding a class of vehicle to your DL.
Vehicles purchased in Varanasi are registered at the local RTO. This not only applies to new vehicles but also for second-hand vehicles.
Commercial and transport vehicle owners need to hold a valid permit. This permit is provided by the Varanasi RTO. The RTO also provides an International Driving Permit for those who wish to ride a vehicle outside national borders.
There might be several instances where you might misplace a vehicle-related document. In such cases, you can apply for a duplicate document by approaching the Varanasi RTO. For example, if you lose your DL or the RC of your vehicle is misplaced, you can approach Varanasi RTO for a duplicate one.
Be it a DL or an RC, they have a limited validity period. These documents need to be renewed periodically. You can get in touch with the Varanasi RTO for such renewal purposes.
Here are some common queries regarding RTO Varanasi. Note that these are generic in nature. For specific questions and answers, you need to get in touch with the RTO.
RTOs function as per which rules?
RTOs function as per The Motor Vehicles Act and The Central Motor Vehicles Rules.
Can I approach the Varanasi RTO to insure my car?
No, RTOs do not insure vehicles. You can visit www.acko.com for buying and renewing car insurance online.
I missed my RTO practical test due to an injury. What should I do to reappear for it?
You can approach the Varanasi RTO and reappear for the test by following the process shared by them.
Is it necessary to make changes in the RC if I sell my car to my neighbour?
An RC is a document that signifies ownership. If you have sold the vehicle but the RC still features your name, the ownership transfer process is incomplete. In this case, the RC must feature the neighbour’s name.
Do I need an RTO NOC if I am moving to a different Indian state on a temporary basis?
You need an RTO No Objection Certificate (NOC) in case you are moving with your car to another Indian state on a long-term basis. Please discuss the duration of your stay with the local RTO officials to know if you need the NOC or not.
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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