Following the lifting of the ban on the issue of autorickshaw permits in the city on May 13, over 46,900 persons have applied for a permit. In order to provide assistance to the applicants for buying an autorickshaw, a loan mela will be organised in all the nine Regional Transport Offices in the city on July 12 between 10.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Applicants who wish to avail themselves of loan can approach their respective RTO with a copy of permit proceedings and get a sanction letter. Documents to establish identity and residence and three photographs will be required, said a press release.