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Temporary Permit Fee & Special Permit Fee for Stage Carriages enhanced
Government vide G.O. (P) No. 59/2010/Tran dated 03.08.2010 has amended Rule 164 of Kerala Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 regarding increase in fee for temporary permits and special permits for Stage Carriages with effect from 01.10.2010.
Electronic Module of new National Permit System implemented
Government of India has computerized the new National Permit System with effect from 15.09.2010. Under this system only electronic chalans will be accepted by SBI. The consolidated fee of Rupees 15,000/- can be deposited at any branch of the SBI through the National Permit portal Please see the Press Release to know the procedure for application and other details.  
Enhancement in tax for Goods Carriages
As per Kerala Finance Act 2010, tax in respect of Goods Carriages and Trailers used for carrying goods have been enhanced as follows: For Goods Carriages other than those fitted with tipping mechanism and having Gross Vehicle Weight more than 20000 Kgs - Rs.5280 + Rs 220 for every 250 Kg or part thereof in excess of 20000 Kg. For Trailers used for carrying goods and having Gross Vehicle Weight more than 20000 Kg - Rs. 4510 + Rs. 220 for every 250 Kg or part thereof in excess of 20000 Kg. Download complete tax schedule.
Fast Track Counters
Fast Track counters introduced in all Regional and Sub Regional Transport Offices to provide faster and better services to the citizens through a single visit disposal. Selected services will be rendered through this counter to the applicants appearing personally. For more details please read Circular No. 03/2010.
One Time Tax Settlement introduced
One time tax settlement introduced for Autorickshaws, Motor Cars and Motor Cycles which have tax arrears for 5 years or more for period upto 31.03.2010. The last date for payment of tax is 30.09.2010. The rate of tax is given below:
♦Motor Cars - Rs. 3000/-     ♦Motor Cycles - Rs. 800/-     ♦Autorickshaws - Rs. 1200/-
Please see Government Order - G.O. (P) No. 42/2010/Tran dated 24.04.2010
Information Services through SMS introduced
Department has started providing essential information services through Short Message Service under M-Governance platform. Public can send SMS in the prescribed format to 53725/537252. Please see the brochure for more details.
Circular No. 02/2010 stayed by the Honurable High Court of Kerala 
Circular No. 02/2010 regarding decentralization of All India Tourist Taxi Permits through online process has been stayed by the Honurable High Court of Kerala. The applications for AITT permits shall be forwarded as before by speed post to the Secretary, STA, Thiruvananthapuram.
New Bus fares with effect from 08/03/2010
In G.O. (P) No. 15/2010/Tran dated 06.08.2010 (S.R.O. No. 222/2010), Government have revised the bus fares and the new bus fares shall come into effect from 00.00 hours on 08.03.2010 onwards. The minimum fares for various classes of Stage Carriages are as follows:
Ordinary/Moffusil services including City/Town Services/City Fast - Rs.4.00
Fast Passenger/Limited Stop Fast Passenger services - Rs.5.00
Super Fast services - Rs. 10.00
Super Express services - Rs. 15.00
Super Deluxe/Semi Sleeper services - Rs. 20.00
Luxury/Hi-Tech Services/Air conditioned - Rs. 30.00
Volvo services - Rs. 30.00
For more details, please see Government Order.
Autorickshaw and Taxi fares revised with effect from 15/03/2010
In G.O. (P) No. 18/2010/Tran dated 12.03.2010 (S.R.O. No. 254/2010), Government have revised the fares for Autorickshaws and Motor Cabs. The new rates shall come into effect from 15/03/2010 onwards.
Autorickshaws - Minimum hire charge - Rs. 10 upto 1.25 kms.
Motor Cabs - Rs. 7.50 per km
For more details, please see Government Order.
Compounding Fee revised
Government vide G.O. (P) No. 14/2010/Tran dated 02.03.2010 (S.R.O. No. 221/2010) have revised the compoundig fee for offences for violation of various sections under the Motor Vehicles Act & Rules. For more details, please see the Government Order.
Fake High Security Registration Plates - Public Notice
Many agencies in Kerala are manufacturing and selling look alike High Security Registration Number Plates. It is also noticed that many vehicles are fitted with such number plates. The Department hereby informs that High Security Registration Number Plates have not yet been implemented in the State. For more details click here to see the press release and posters.

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