Maharashtra CM and Deputy CMs Ride in Vintage Car with Incorrect Registration Number, Records Reveal

Maharashtra CM and Deputy CMs Ride in Vintage Car with Incorrect Registration Number, Records Reveal

Maharashtra CM and Deputy CMs Ride in Vintage Car with Incorrect Registration Number, Records Reveal

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, along with Deputy Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar, recently embarked on an inspection of the Mumbai coastal road in a 1930 Rolls-Royce car. The luxurious vehicle, lent by Raymond Group chairman Gautam Singhania, added a touch of nostalgia to the occasion.

However, an oversight regarding the car’s registration number has sparked attention. The Rolls-Royce, adorned with the license plate number MHO4 JU4733, was later revealed to have an incorrect registration. According to sources, the correct registration number should have been MHO4 JV4733.

The discrepancy was noted in the Union road transport ministry’s online ‘VAHAN’ database, where MHO4 JU4733 is listed as the number of an Eicher truck registered to a Thane resident. Using the license plate of another vehicle is considered a technical offense, as explained by a retired RTO official.

When questioned about the error, Hemangini Patil, regional transport officer of Thane RTO, stated she would verify the facts before providing a response. Meanwhile, a spokesperson from the Raymond Group declined to comment on the matter.

Despite the registration hiccup, Shinde, accompanied by Fadnavis and Pawar, journeyed along the coastal road tunnel, reflecting on the significance of the project. Singhania expressed his delight in contributing the vintage Rolls-Royce for the occasion, expressing eagerness to experience the new stretch of road connecting Worli to Marine Drive.

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