Pune RTO Cracks Down: 11 Unregistered Cars Seized, 2 Minors Caught Driving

Pune RTO Cracks Down: 11 Unregistered Cars Seized, 2 Minors Caught Driving

Pune RTO Cracks Down: 11 Unregistered Cars Seized, 2 Minors Caught Driving

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In response to concerns raised by the Kalyani Nagar road accident case, the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO) has initiated a rigorous drive to address vehicle registration violations and curb underage driving. 

Flying squads conducted surprise inspections on city roads, resulting in the seizure of 11 unregistered vehicles and the apprehension of two minors driving cars. Additionally, action was taken against 52 individuals found driving under the influence of alcohol, with their licenses set to be suspended for six months.

The recent tragedy involving a minor driving an unregistered Porsche in Kalyani Nagar prompted scrutiny of vehicle registration practices. Investigations revealed that the Porsche, purchased by the Agarwal family through a Bengaluru dealer, lacked proper registration for road use in Pune. Despite being an electric vehicle exempt from taxes in Maharashtra, the car’s registration remained pending with the Pune RTO. During the inspection period from May 22 to 31, the RTO’s flying squad discovered 11 unregistered vehicles operating within the city limits, including two-wheelers.

Further action was taken against dealers responsible for supplying unregistered vehicles, with notices issued to revoke their trade licenses. Notably, several dealers were located outside the city, prompting inquiries into their practices. Additionally, 52 individuals were apprehended for driving under the influence of alcohol, with their licenses facing suspension for six months.

In a subsequent operation, the Pune RTO identified and apprehended two minors operating two-wheelers in different areas of the city. These individuals have been presented in court to face legal proceedings.

An official from the Pune RTO, emphasized the necessity of the operation following the recent accident, highlighting the RTO’s commitment to enforcing road safety regulations and holding violators accountable. Details regarding the dealers supplying unregistered vehicles are expected to be disclosed on Monday, further elucidating the extent of the regulatory breach.