Regional Transport Office (RTO)

Q1. What does mean by RTO?

Ans: RTO is the short form of Regional Transport Office is an organization of Indian Government which is responsible for all transport related operations. Every District In India has its own RTO. RTO maintains the database of drivers and vehicles for all states.

Q2. What are the Key functions of RTO?

Ans.: As it’s said already it maintains the database of drivers and vehicles across India. If anyone purchased a vehicle firstly he have to register in nearby RTO, then RTO assigns a unique number to that vehicle. Same when we apply for driving license we have to go through the tests set by the RTO.

  • Registration of Vehicles
  • Issuing fitness of vehicles
  • Updating any information of vehicle on RTO database
  • Change of Owner
  • Updating hypothecation status
  • Permit related operations
  • Road Tax
  • Environmental Tax
  • Renewal of Fitness of vehicle
  • Transferring vehicle from any state

List of RTO codes statewise and their website.

Name of the State Code of RTO Official website of RTO
Arunachal Pradesh AR https://www.arunachalpradesh.gov.in/?s=Transport
Andhra Pradesh AP https://www.aptransport.org/
Assam AS https://transport.assam.gov.in/
Bihar BR https://transport.bih.nic.in/
Chhattisgarh CG https://www.cgtransport.gov.in/
Gujarat GJ https://rtogujarat.gov.in/
Goa GA https://www.goa.gov.in/department/transport/
Himachal Pradesh HP https://himachal.nic.in/index.php?lang=1&dpt_id=3
Haryana HR https://haryanatransport.gov.in/
Jharkhand JH https://jhtransport.gov.in/
Jammu & Kashmir JK https://jaktrans.nic.in/
Kerala KL https://mvd.kerala.gov.in/
Karnataka KA https://www.karnatakaone.gov.in/Info/Public/RTO
Maharashtra MH https://transport.maharashtra.gov.in/1035/Home
Manipur MN https://manipur.gov.in/?p=757
Madhya Pradesh MP https://www.transport.mp.gov.in/
Mizoram MZ https://transport.mizoram.gov.in/
Meghalaya ML https://megtransport.gov.in/
Nagaland NL https://dimapur.nic.in/service/vahan-sarathi/
Orissa OD https://odishatransport.gov.in/
Punjab PB https://www.punjabtransport.org/driving%20licence.aspx
Rajasthan RJ https://www.transport.rajasthan.gov.in/content/transportportal/en.html
Sikkim SK https://sikkim.gov.in/departments/transport-department
Tamil Nadu TN https://tnsta.gov.in/
Telangana TS https://transport.telangana.gov.in/
Tripura TP https://tsu.trp.nic.in/transport/
Uttar Pradesh UP https://uptransport.upsdc.gov.in/en-us/
West Bengal BB https://transport.wb.gov.in/

List of RTO codes and websites for union territory

Name of the State Code of RTO Official website of RTO
Andaman and Nicobar Islands AN https://db.and.nic.in/mvd/
Chandigarh CH https://chdtransport.gov.in/
Daman and Diu DD https://daman.nic.in/rtodaman/default.asp
Dadra and Nagar Haveli DN https://dnh.nic.in/Departments/Transport.aspx
Lakshadweep LD https://lakshadweep.gov.in/
Arunachal Pradesh AR https://www.arunachalpradesh.gov.in/?s=Transport
National Capital Territory of Delhi DL https://transport.delhi.gov.in/home/transport-department
Leh-Ladakh LA https://leh.nic.in/e-gov/online-services/
Puducherry PY https://www.py.gov.in/

Q5. How to get driving license from RTO?

Ans.: Firstly you have to fill up Form no. 4 and or you can apply online depending upon your state where all your basic details are required. You need to present on stated date for tests. Once test passed the the learning test you will be getting learning license now you have to apply for driving license after passing the driving test your driving license will be handed over to you.

Q6. Why number plates of vehicles having different colors?

Ans.: In India vehicle number plates are differentiated by their purpose of use, like if any vehicle is used for commercial purpose then it will have yellow number plate. Similarly if any vehicle is used for private use then it will have white number plate. Now all electric vehicles are having green number plate. If any vehicle is used for renting then it is having black number plate with yellow color numbers.

Q7. What does mean by MV Act?

Ans.: The Motor Vehicles Act, this act regulates all aspect of road transport vehicles. It is having provisions for traffic rules, taxations, fine for rules violations, controlling permits, vehicle insurance and vehicle registration. This act was passed in 1988 and came into force from 1 July 1989.