Guwahati, Oct. 17: The office of the Kamrup (metro) district transport office has succeeded in raising its revenue to over Rs 3 crore in the first half of this financial year compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.
Sources in the transport office said from April 1 to September 30 this year, the amount of revenue collected was Rs 51.30 crore as against Rs 48.26 crore in the first half of the previous financial year.
DTO (registration and licensing) Gautam Das said the increase was because of various measures like strictness in realising tax, restriction in issuing duplicate registration numbers and transferring registration numbers from one person to another.
Added to them was the registration fee of new vehicles, around 31,000 during the past six months, mostly two and four-wheelers. Das said a considerable chunk of the revenue was collected from vehicles with registration numbers in other states.
The amount of revenue collected was Rs 11.44 crore in April, Rs 7.58 crore in May, Rs 7.24 crore in June, Rs 9.84 crore in July, Rs 6.80 crore in August and Rs 8.37 crore in September.
The transport office has been organising awareness programmes and workshops in various educational institutes in the city to make students aware of various road safety measures. Das said Tarun Saikia and Manish Kumar Deka, the duo who recently climbed the Everest, have been appointed brand ambassadors of the awareness campaign.