The Government of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday sanctioned a new Regional Transport Office in addition to the existing Coimbatore South, North and Central.
The new RTO (West) will come up near VLB College at Kovaipudur.
The Government gives the nod for bifurcation and creation of a new RTO when the number of transport vehicles i.e., buses, cabs, taxis and trucks cross the 10,000 mark in a particular RTO. This is besides the own use vehicles called the non-transport vehicles. The objective is to reduce the work load for the RTOs and long queues and crowd at offices.
At present, Coimbatore South, North and Central together have 53,417 transport vehicles and 8,17,584 non-transport vehicles. During the last one year till March 31, 2013, the three RTOs had issued 4.60 lakh driving licences and the number of new vehicles registered was 8,14,027.
Hence, the Government has realigned the jurisdiction of the three RTOs to ensure equal distribution of workload and areas. Carving out areas from Coimbatore South and Central, the West jurisdiction is being formed. Coimbatore Central which relatively had lesser work load gets additional areas from both Coimbatore South and North.
While there will not be major changes in jurisdictions, the Coimbatore West RTO will have jurisdiction over Kuniamuthur, Perur, Kurichi, Eachanari, SIDCO, Podanur, Podanur New City, Konavaikalpalayam, Sundarapuram, Selvapuram, Kumarapalayam, Selvachinthamanikulam, Othakalmandapam, Telugupalayam, Subramaniyapuram, Kovaipudur, Malumichampatti, Alandurai, Madukkarai, Thondamuthur, KG Chavadi, Mavuthampathy, Karunya Nagar, Tholampalayam, Nachipalayam, Devarayapuram and KG Chavadi check-post.
The RTO (West) would start functioning immediately after receiving the copy of the Government Order, said P. Muruganandam, Deputy Transport Commissioner – Coimbatore Circle.
The Government had sanctioned funds for recurring and non-recurring expenditure besides sanctioning 9 new posts including RTO, PA to RTO and re-deployment of ten staff from the existing three RTOs, the GO added.