The Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) of the UT administration has earned over Rs 28 lakh by auctioning 99 left-out vehicle registration numbers of previous series, a record of sorts if the amount is considered.
The RLA had advertised around 250 numbers. People had first registered themselves and then participated in the auction. As the left-out fancy numbers were in good quantity, the RLA had put all of them in a single auction to attract maximum bidders.
Earlier, the authority had given a week to bidders to register themselves. Three days of the last week were kept for the auction. It was an e-auction like previous ones.
The owner of the vehicle had to register on national transport website: https://vahan.parivahan.gov.in/fancy and the link of the same was available on the administration’s transport department website: ww.chadtransport.gov.in. The owner of a vehicle purchased at Chandigarh address was only allowed to participate in e-auction.
The auction of fancy registration numbers of vehicles is one of the key mediums to generate revenue for the administration. The RLA focuses on securing a good amount by advertising the auction to ensure maximum participation. Last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RLA failed to fetch a good amount. The RLA was recently opened for limited services.
News source- Economic Times