New vehicle registration code for Telangana likely next week
The Andhra Pradesh Government has sent a proposal to the ministry to allot "TG" series for Telangana which would formally come into being as the country's 29th state following the division of Andhra Pradesh. "We have received proposals from Andhra Pradesh.
Though everything is in place for allocation of a code to Telangana, there are some procedural issues to be followed. The notification may be issued next week," sources close to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways told PTI today. When contacted, G Anantha Ramu, Transport Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh, said that even if the notification from the Ministry comes on June 1, the Telangana Government will be able implement the new code from June 2 only.
According to a senior state government official, vehicle registrations in Telangana region have come down as buyers want to get their vehicles registered only after June 2 to avoid any future complications. Any decision with regard to changing the registration number (for old vehicles) has to be taken by new government that will take over after June 2 in Telangana.
If it is decided to change the registration numbers for old vehicle also, then all the vehicles that are plying in Telangana with "AP" series will have to get a new registration number, the official said. "New vehicles will get new State code from June 2. For migration to new series, the old vehicle owners need not pay any road tax again. There will be some nominal fee and they will be given sufficient time to migrate to the new series," the official said.