The Andhra Pradesh Transport Department operates under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 (section 213). It ensures the enforcement of transport laws and mechanisms under the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Motor Vehicles Taxation Act, 1963 and the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. The primary functions of the Department are Collection of taxes and fees, issuance of Driving Licences, Registration Certificates, Certificate of Fitness to Transport Vehicles, and the Enforcement of the Motor Vehicles Act and the rules formed under. It also conducts various activities such as road safety work, pollution check of vehicles, awareness campaigns, and ensure traffic rules are followed by all citizens.
As per the Motor Vehicles Act, no person can drive an unregistered vehicle in a public place. The same shall amount to a violation under the Act. It is also necessary to have valid two wheeler insurance to be able to ride a motorcycle in India.
For temporary registration of the vehicle, an application in Form 20 has to be made in accordance with the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. The form has to be submitted marked as ‘Temporary’ to the Registration Authority or the dealer of the new vehicle. All the details from number 23 to 32 of the form must be duly filled unless it’s a transport vehicle.
The validity of a temporary registration can be extended for which an application has to be made to the Registering authority. Below are the necessary documents to be submitted:
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An application for permanent registration must be made in Form 20 and submitted to the Registering Authority within 7 days from the date on which the delivery of the vehicle is made. The application should be made along with the documents mentioned below:
The application for the issue of duplicate registration certificate if the same is lost, misplaced or stolen can be made in Form 26. If the vehicle has been covered by a financer, the form should be attested by them as well. The duly filled form has to be submitted to the registering authority. Below are the required documents:
An application for change of residential address must be recorded with the RTO. The application for the same has to be made by vehicle owner in Form 33 along with the following documents:
In case the vehicle has been moved to another state, the vehicle can be re-registered in the state where the vehicle has been moved to under Section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. The application for re-allotment of the registration number has to be made in Form 27 along with the NOC from the RTO that originally issued the registration. A vehicle can be used without registration in another state for a maximum of 12 months. Below-mentioned are the documents required for the same:
A No Objection Certificate (NOC) can be obtained by making an application in Form 28 (3 copies) to the Registering Authority/RTO where the vehicle has been previously registered.
|APRTO Locations||APRTO Code|
|Adilabad - Mancherial / Nirmal||AP-01|
|Anantapur – Hindupur||AP-02|
|Chittoor - Tirupati / Madanapalle||AP-03|
|Kadapa – Proddatur||AP-04|
|Kakinada / Amalapuram / Rajahmundry||AP-05|
|Guntur - Piduguralla / Narasaraopet / Repalle||AP-07|
|Hyderabad Central (Khairatabad)||AP-09|
|Hyderabad North (Secunderabad)||AP-10|
|Hyderabad East (Malakpet)||AP-11|
|Hyderabad South (Kisanbagh)||AP-12|
|Hyderabad West (Mehdipatnam)||AP-13|
|Karimnagar - Jagtial / Peddapalli||AP-15|
|Vijayawada / Gudivada / Machilipatnam / Nandigama / Nuzvid||AP-16|
|Khammam - Kothagudem / Sathupally / Yellandu||AP-20|
|Kurnool - Adoni / Nandyal||AP-21|
|Mahbubnagar - Pebbair / Gadwal||AP-22|
|Medak - Sangareddy / Siddipet / Patancheru||AP-23|
|Nalgonda - Suryapet / Miryalaguda / Bhongir / Bibinagar||AP-24|
|Nizamabad - Kamareddy||AP-25|
|Nellore - Kavali / Gudur / Sullurpeta / Naidupet||AP-26|
|Ongole - Chirala / Markapur||AP-27|
|Attapur / Kukatpally / Medchal||AP-28|
|Uppal Kalan / Ibrahimpatnam||AP-29|
|Srikakulam -Tekkali / Palasa / Sompeta / Ichchapuram / Kaviti||AP-30|
|Visakhapatnam - Gajuwaka / Anakapalli||AP-31|
|Warangal - Jangaon / Mahabubabad||AP-36|
|Eluru / Jangareddygudem / Kovvur / Tadepalligudem / Tanuku /Bhimavaram / Palakollu / Chintalapudi||AP-37|
Is it mandatory to get a two-wheeler registered?
Registering a two-wheeler in India is compulsory in India as per the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The act prohibits the use of any unregistered motor vehicle in any public place in India. Violation of the rule is a punishable offence under the law.
Is it possible to use a two-wheeler outside Andhra Pradesh without re-registration?
If your vehicle is registered in Andhra Pradesh, you may use it in any other state for a maximum period of 12 months. After this period, the vehicle must be re-registered in the state where you have moved in. The process requires you to get an NOC from the RTO where the vehicle is originally registered and submitting an application for re-registration of the vehicle in the state where you have moved to.
Is it possible to get a special registration number for my two-wheeler in Andhra Pradesh?
Yes, you may apply for a special number for your vehicle in Andhra Pradesh by making an application in Form RRMA. The allotment for special vehicle numbers in Andhra Pradesh is done by way of auction. The list of available special numbers is displayed on the notice board at the AP Transport Head Office. Applicants must register themselves for the auction to participate in the bidding process and try their luck on getting their desired registration number. Detailed information on reservation of special registration numbers can be obtained from the official website of Andhra Pradesh Transport.
What is the validity of a vehicle Registration Certificate? When should it be renewed?
A two-wheeler Registration Certificate (RC) is valid for a period of 15 years after which it must be renewed. After first renewal, the RC should be renewed in an interval of every 5 years. For renewal of RC, the vehicle must be physically presented at the concerned registering authority for physical inspection. After verification of documents and vehicle inspection, the RTO issues a new RC to the vehicle. It must be noted that an application for RC renewal must be made not before 60 days of the expiry of the originally issued Registration Certificate.
Are there any age restrictions on applying for a driving license in Andhra Pradesh?
For application for a learner’s licence for a non-geared two-wheeler, a minimum age of 16 years is required. A learner’s driving license is not issued without the consent of the parent or guardian of the applicant. A person who is above the age of 18 years can apply for a driving license for a geared two-wheeler or car.
Is it mandatory to get a two-wheeler insurance policy in Andhra Pradesh?
Getting a two-wheeler insurance plan is as important as getting a vehicle Registration Certificate (RC) in India. A vehicle owner must carry the vehicle insurance document at all times and must produce the same if a designated officer asks them to. As per the law, each vehicle in India must have a minimum third-party liability insurance policy. This policy covers the insured against any legal or financial liabilities arising out of losses or damages caused to a third party. As a third-party liability cover provides a limited coverage, it is advisable to go for a comprehensive two-wheeler insurance policy which offers a greater scope of protection in a range of incidents involving your two-wheeler.
How can I avail vehicle registration related application forms?
With the advent of digitalisation, a lot of services can be availed by making the application online. Forms can also be downloaded over the Internet or can be obtained from the concerned RTO.
How can I contact Andhra Pradesh Transport Department for any vehicle-related query?
The addresses and phone numbers of the respective RTOs can be found on the official transport website of Andhra Pradesh.
Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts who have a soft corner for retro and classic brands will be happy to know that the classic Italian brand, Lambretta, is planning to make a comeback in India. The options in regards to scooters in this segment is set to be increased due to this comeback. The debut programme is likely to show up a prototype in the Auto Expo 2020 which is set to be held from 6 February 2020 to 9 February 2020.
The first Lambretta is expected to come in the electric avatar. However, it is expected to retain its classic design line. The technical specifications of the scooter have not been revealed by the company yet but it has revealed that it closely cooperates with a reputed global partner. In India, the Italian brand has come in alliance with Lohia Auto and Bird Group. Lohia Auto is a two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer and Bird Group is based out of New Delhi which is related to the aviation and automotive industry. The Italian-Swiss multinational has also announced the development of a steel-bodied Super Lambretta which has been designed especially for the Indian market. The Super Lambretta will be a bigger and more spacious model in comparison to the existing models of Lambretta. As per the statement of the company, the model is specially designed for young people who understand the beauty of Italian design.
17 January 2019
The government of Andhra Pradesh will be using a GPS tracking system to control the illegal sand mining in the city. The state plans to have the system in place by the end of July.
R Sujayakrishna Ranga Rao, a minister of the state, addressed the issue in a press conference and stated that the GPS tracking system would help prevent illegal transportation of sand in the state. The decision was made following reports of the sand mafia illegally transporting sand after the government had enforced the free sand policy.
According to Mr Ranga Rao, approximately 54 check posts have been set up across the state to track transportation of sand from the 150 notified sand reaches. In addition to the sand transportation, a geo referral policy for mining minerals is also being put in place to track the mining permits across the state.
20 June 2018
The special edition of the KTM RC 250, RC 250 SE, was unveiled in the 2018 Jakarta Fair. One of the special features of the bike is its full-size exhaust and the underbelly exhaust unit. The special edition bike is priced at Rs.2.4 lakh, which is over Rs.9,000 above the RC 250.
The RC 250 is a varied version of the 250 Duke streetfighter. Since the RC 250 has not been launched in India, so the RC 250 SE is not expected to launch in India either. However, KTM is planning to revamp the range of bikes in India by early 2019 and might include the RC 250.
Apart from the RC 250 SE, KTM also displayed a 200 Duke at the 2018 Indonesia International Motor Show.
19 June 2018
The ban on entry of trucks from Andhra Pradesh to Odisha’s Rayagada district has been lifted by the transport department. The Odisha Transport Commissioner’s involvement played a major role in the lift of the ban.
It is estimated that 250-300 trucks go to Rayagada from Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, and Vizianagaram every day. The truckers from Odisha had imposed the ban, and it has lasted for three months.
The APLOA vice president from Vizianagaram, the general secretary of the Odisha State Truck Owners’ Association , and the Visakhapatnam Lorry Owners’ JAC director were also part of the talks that lead to the lift of the ban.
9 June 2018